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A few days ago, a letter came to light that was written last month by Cdl. Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state. That letter, addressed to a representative of the German bishops' conference, warned that the Church in Germany must not split from the universal Church on matters of faith and morals — in particular, on the issues of homosexuality and the all-male priesthood. In this episode of The Download, hosts Simon Rafe, Bradley Eli and Alex Karzon discuss papal authority.