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Council of Cardinals meeting again this week to discuss Vatican reorganization

April 11, 2016

The Council of Cardinals is meeting with Pope Francis this week, continuing its review of proposals for the reform of the Roman Curia.

The Council-- the group of nine cardinals appointed by the Pontiff to advise him on Vatican reforms-- is meeting Monday through Wednesday, April 11 to 13. The agenda for the meetings is not public.

This will be the 14th series of meetings of the Council. At the most recent session, in February, the Council finished work on proposals for the creation of two new curial dicasteries: one for Laity, Family, and Life; the other for Justice, Peace, and Migration. Each of these new bodies would involve the merger of existing offices. To date, plans for the reorganization have not been unveiled.

At the February meeting the Council also discussed possible changes in the structure of the Secretariat of State.   

 
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