Set-Aside, Full-time President of Council of Bishops
The conference is currently considering whether or not to have a full-time, set-aside president to the Council of Bishops to help the Council focus more fully and faithfully on the Church's mission. A great deal of controversy has emerged regarding costs and the centralization of power and authority. There seems to be significant fear that this step would move us too much in the direction of Roman Catholicism and the establishment of a pope-like figure at the head of the church. More when a decision is made.