Cardinals present plans for Family and Justice dicasteries

Pope Francis’s council of nine cardinals has formally presented the Pontiff with their final proposals to set up two major new offices in the Roman Curia.

The two new Vatican offices proposed are “Laity, Family and Life” and “Justice, Peace and Migration”.

Pope Francis will make the final decision on these proposals.

The cardinals are still discussing planned reforms for the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and the Congregation for Divine Worship.

At their meeting this month, the cardinals also discussed “synodality” and the Pope’s call last year for the Church to move towards “healthy decentralisation”.

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