Archbishop Gregory Aymond
and Bishop Shelton Fabre flew to Rome on Friday to join 20 other
regional Catholic bishops for a once-every-five-years series of
face-to-face meetings with the pope and Vatican bureaucrats to brief
them on conditions in their local churches. The so-called “ad limina”
visits are the global church’s management technique for maintaining
regular formal contact with its far-flung outposts.
Normally, every five years, Catholic bishops report to Rome in geographic groups. This year, United States bishops report.
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