Catholic Church is about the most decentralized institution in the world

‘The Catholic Church is about the most decentralized institution in the world,” said the Rev. Thomas Williams, dean of theology at Regina Apostolarum Pontifical University in Rome.

”There are 1.1 billion Catholics and 2,600 employees at the Vatican. The proportion would be like to run the federal government of the United States with 500 people. You couldn’t do it.”

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