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Should The Catholic Church Publicly Elect Its Leaders?
Having public elections would make the Church become less about Christianity and more about politics.
Public elections would encourage candidates to appeal to voters that hold beliefs which are contrary to established Catholic doctrine, putting political expediency above staying true to the Catholic teachings.
Public elections will open the door for wealthy donors to fund the campaigns of those running for election.
More church politics would mean more productive discussions on how to make the Church more about Christianity.
The Catholic church already suffers from
among its highest officials, who Pope Francis says are so preoccupied with their own status that they have forgotten their obligation to God.