Pope Francis has Appointed a Group of Cardinals to Advise him on Reform of the Roman Curia

Pope Francis has appointed a group of senior Cardinals to advise him on Church government and a revision plan of the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia.

A statement from the Vatican Secretariat of State, dated Saturday 13 April 2013, read: “The Holy Father Francis, taking up a suggestion that emerged during the General Congregations preceding the Conclave, has established a group of Cardinals to advise him in the government of the universal Church and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Pastor Bonus. The group consists of:

Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Governorate of Vatican City State

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile, Chile

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, India

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley OFM, Archbishop of Boston, USA

Cardinal George Pell, Aarchbishop of Sydney, Australia

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in the role of Co-ordinator

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, in the role of Secretary

The statement concluded: “The group’s first meeting has been scheduled for 1-3 October 2013. His Holiness is, however, currently in contact with the aforementioned Cardinals.”

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