Down through the ages, the people in Rome locked the cardinals into the place where they voted for a new pope because it had taken a few years.
They had influence.
A lot of it.
Including them to solve issues in the Church is valuable help.
But, will they be invited more into the life of the Church as Vatican II proposed?
I don't know.
I hope so.
The people are the Church while the institutional leader's of it are part of it also.
More input from God's people will make a better Church, I think.
What's the fear?
Let the people help us be a better Church.