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Winona Bishop Barron chosen as a US delegate to Catholic gathering at the Vatican



FILE - Robert Barron is bishop of the Diocese of Winona and Rochester (PHOTO: dowr.org)

A Catholic bishop from the tri-state area is scheduled to be part of a U.S. delegation going to the Vatican for a special church meeting.

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron is one of several clergymen chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to take part in the October synod organized by Pope Francis.

The bishops’ conference included Barron in the group of five bishops and cardinals heading to Rome to discuss issues such as the role of women in the church and Catholics who are LGBTQ.

Barron is quoted as saying the synod will not be focused on changing church doctrine.

FILE – This 2012 file photo shows Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, formerly of the La Crosse Diocese, taking part in an anti-abortion march in Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, files)

However, another church leader with ties to the Coulee Region, is concerned.

The AP says Cardinal Raymond Burke, former bishop of the La Crosse Diocese, has written that the planned synod could be part of a “revolution” to radically change church teachings.

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