Indian prelate sees committee of 8 'supercardinals' as equivalent to papal 'consulters'
Catholic World News - June 21, 2013
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India says that he was surprised to be chosen as one of the 8 cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to provide advice on Vatican reforms, and has no clear expectations of his new role.
“I don’t know, really,” what the “supercardinals” will be asked to do,” Cardinal Gracias said. He suggested, however, that the group could be seen as a committee of consulters, “a little like the group of consulters that a Jesuit provincial has, and which he appoints.”
The Indian cardinal said that he expected Pope Francis to measure Vatican policies according to their impact on diocesan and parish life. He observed that the committee of 8 cardinals was not drawn from officials of the Roman Curia, and in fact all but one are currently heading archdioceses rather than serving in the Roman Curia, “so they can tell him what is happening out there.”
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