So says the Boston Herald in this article!
The whole article is way out there.
But here's the funny part -- one is hard pressed to produce evidence it isn't true!
As Cardinal Arinze explains here, the pope doesn't have the authority to grant such powers to episcopal conferences - basically debunking the Pope's claim that he does.
Some at the synod have talked about allowing decisions on the divorced and remarried or on homosexuality to be decentralized, made at the level of regional or national bishops’ conferences or by individual bishops. How do you feel about that?
Are you going to tell me that we can have a national bishops’ conference in one country that would approve something which, in another conference, would be seen as sin? Is sin going to change according to national borders? We’d become national churches. Have there not been other religious affiliations in the world that came dangerously near to that?
National bishops’ conferences are important and should have a clear role, [a very limited role, perhaps] but I don’t think it should include these areas. It looks dangerously like nationalizing right and wrong.
Another link to Cardinal Arinze's rejection of Pope Francis' idea is HERE.
This is going to get ugly!