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US Catholics divided over new-look Church

Conservative believers feel let down after pope plays down traditional hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage.

Last updated: 12 Nov 2013 08:59
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American Catholics will soon have a new leader. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore to elect a new president at a time when the Catholic Church is going through a lot of changes.

Most of those changes are coming straight from the Vatican as Pope Francis projects the image of a kinder, gentler Church. But some conservative believers say they feel abandoned because Francis has played down traditional hot-button issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception.
 
Al Jazeera's Lisa Stark reports from Baltimore.

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