$31,352 to go to meet our Challenge Grant, by December 1st. Your gift now will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope has set 'cracking pace' for reform, Cardinal Pell reports

Catholic World News - June 27, 2013

Pope Francis has “set a cracking pace” in his quest for reform at the Vatican, reports Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia.

Cardinal Pell—a member of the 8-cardinal commission appointed by the Pontiff to provide him with advice on reform measures—said that the Pope has been “working incessantly” during the first 100 days of his pontificate.

The Australian cardinal said that although public attention has focused on the calls for reform of the Roman Curia—“which incidentally I think to some significant extent will happen”—he himself has concentrated on practical reforms at the Vatican. He mentioned, for example, regular audits and efficiency studies.

While welcoming the fact that the leaks of confidential Vatican documents have stopped, Cardinal Pell said that the Pope would have to address the issues raised in a secret report by the three cardinals who were commissioned by Pope Benedict to study the leaks and trace their sources.

Cardinal Pell observed that the Pope’s decision to remain at the Vatican through the summer, rather than relaxing at Castel Gandolfo, is evidence of his determination to tackle his duties. The cardinal observed, however, that “he’s got to look after his health.” He said: “He’s obviously very tough and strong after years of work, but I think it’s in the interest of everybody that he doesn’t work too hard, or rather that he works hard in a way that he can cope with.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($114,911 to go):
$150,000.00 $35,088.98
77% 23%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Putting Our Best Foot Forward 16 hours ago
Contentious Spirits, Beware! October 30
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6