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New papal commissions begin work this week

Catholic World News - April 30, 2014

This week has seen a series of working meetings by the new commissions appointed by Pope Francis to oversee Vatican affairs, the Vatican press office has pointed out.

The Council of Cardinals concluded a three-day session on April, meeting with Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, to discuss plans for the upcoming Synod meeting in October. The Council of Cardinals devoted most of its attention this week to proposals for reform of the Roman Curia.

Meanwhile the Council for the Economy, created to supervise the new Secretariat for the Economy, will hold its first meeting on May 2. Pope Francis will address the inaugural meeting, which will concentrate on plans for the Council’s work.

Also, the Commission for the Protection of Minors has scheduled its first meeting for May 1-3. The Holy Father will address this group, too, as it sets its future agenda.

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