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(Studio) National Conf. of Catholic Bishops meets in Chicago to discuss proposed changes in church.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Bishops will discuss allowing priests to marry, abolishing excommunication of divorced people who remarry and allowing women priests. Last issue may divide conf., according to Archbishop Joseph Bernardin; Vatican statement opposing women's ordination noted. [BERNARDIN - says it's no surprise that there should be differences on issues and conference must work hard to reach consensus.] Bishops can only make recommendations to Pope Paul VI, but only likely recommendation from present conference is allowing remarried divorced people to remain in church.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
- Chancellor, John;
- Jackson, Mike
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