Interesting article from Fr Hunwicke – Dioceses.
In some of the southern Italian dioceses, the Bishop is as accessible as a parish priest and there is virtually no bureaucracy beyond a secretary / archivist and a bursar. This is one thing I love about the ACC and my Diocese in England. I would hate to be in one of those big Roman Catholic dioceses where it’s all management and bureaucracy, even in the big pastoral sectors that have replaced the old parishes (or rather grouped them together).
I believe that our marginal little Churches are a prophetic sign for the future.