Posts Tagged ‘Council of Cardinals’

Curia reform focus is on mission, not doctrine Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Vatican’s progress report on the future constitution governing the Roman Curia is “An intense work of consultation and mutual listening”. Doctrine alone is no longer enough to reach an increasingly post-Christian world, says Bishop Marcello Semeraro, Secretary of the Council of Cardinals. He points out that a “fundamental perspective” of Pope Francis’s reform efforts Read more

Vatican says three cardinals leaving C9 won’t be replaced Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pope Francis has released three cardinals from the C9 – his Council of Cardinals. Members of the Council (known as the C9 because there are nine cardinals making up the papal advisory group) advise the pope on Church governance and reform. Its work places a special emphasis on the reform of Pastor Bonus, the apostolic Read more

More youth, women needed in Curia say cardinals Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Pope’s Council of Cardinals says the Roman Curia needs to be more international and include more young people and women. Commonly referred to as the “C9,” the group was established by Pope Francis after his election as Bishop of Rome in 2013 to advise him in matters of Church governance and reform. Read more Read more

Vatican reform nears completion Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Major Vatican reform is almost finished says Secretary of the Pope’s international Council of Cardinals, Bishop Marcello Semeraro. Adding, the work is “nearly complete at the level of proposals made to the Pope. “I think that within a few months this revision will be more or less complete. “Then the Pope will have at his disposition Read more

Some Vatican offices may be decentralised Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Decentralising some Vatican offices as part of a number of Curia reforms is on the cards, communications from Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals suggested after they met last week. This would mean transferring some offices from the Vatican to local bishops or episcopal conferences “in a spirit of healthy decentralization.” The Council said Read more

Cardinals present plans for Family and Justice dicasteries Comments 0

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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 Read more

Cardinals’ council to focus on Church decentralisation Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Pope’s advisory council of cardinals is to focus on the possible decentralisation of the Church’s structures. In a press release on Saturday, the Vatican announced this and gave an update on the council’s meeting last week. In their next meeting in February, the so-called C9 council, which advises the Pope on Church governance, will reflect Read more

Pope announces new dicastery for laity, family and life Comments 0

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Pope Francis has announced the creation of a new Vatican department for laity, family and life. He made the announcement on Thursday evening’s session of the family synod in Rome. The new dicastery was proposed by the Council of Cardinals, the Pope’s closest cardinal-advisers. It is unclear if the new department will be called a Read more

Pope wants bishop selection process reviewed Comments 1

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis wants the process for way the Church identifies and appoints bishops reviewed. The Pope has asked his so-called C9 international council of cardinals to do this. He wants them to look particularly at the qualities needed in a bishop today. The council met with the Pope from September 14-16. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Read more

Asian bishops press Rome for local liturgical translations Comments 0

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Most of Asia’s bishops’ conferences have asked one of their Rome representatives why liturgical translations cannot be done at conference level. This request was put to Cardinal Oswald Gracias from India, who is a member of the so-called C8 council which is advising Pope Francis on reform of the Roman Curia. Cardinal Gracias and Honduran Read more