[13] This policy of Paul VI was followed by the much more forceful Pope John Paul II and by Benedict XVI. Only now, with the election of Pope Francis do we hear of the papal intention to augment the role of the Synod of Bishops in governing the Church. Cindy Wooden, "Pope Says Structures for Collaboration, Collegiality Need Strengthening, National Catholic Reporter (13 June 2013: http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/pope-says-structures-collaboration-collegiality-need-strengthening).