Pope sets term limits for leaders of international Catholic groups

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Pope Francis has set limits on the time that leaders of international Catholic associations can stay in office, in a move that aims to prevent the abuse of power. The decree, published on Friday, provides for a change of personnel every five years, and applies to all federations and institutions subject to the Roman Curia, the Vatican’s central bureaucracy. The same person may only remain in a particular office for 10 years if certain conditions are met. The pope hopes the changes will ensure a healthy turnover at institutions and prevent people in senior offices from abusing their power. Dioc…

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