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# synod

This year
Women given right to vote at upcoming meeting of Catholic Bishops
For years, women within the Catholic Church have been fighting for the right to vote at the periodic meetings.
All time
Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion
Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.
Vatican looks to reform church's stance on 'living in sin', marriage, and divorce
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church must address the present gulf between what it currently says on these issues and what tens of millions of believers actually do.