Pope Francis returns authority over liturgical translations to local bishops

Pope Francis has issued a document that effectively returns to local bishops' conferences the leading role in liturgical translations.The move, which involved a modification of church law, reverses years of Vatican efforts to exert centralized control on the thorny issue of language in the liturgy. It is bound to set off a new round of criticism by conservative Catholics who fear that Francis is slowly undoing the legacy of his two predecessors.The pope's decision also underscored just h...  Read More...