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'C9' prepares to brief College of Cardinals on Curial reform

February 11, 2015

The Council of Cardinals (C9) has concluded its meetings this week, preparing to report to the entire College of Cardinals on its work on plans for reform in the Roman Curia.

The College of Cardinals will meet in Rome on February 12 and 13, in preparation for the consistory that opens on Saturday, February 15. Pope Francis will open the meeting on Thursday with introductory remarks. He will be followed by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals. Then Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, who chairs the C9, will address that meeting, as will the group’s secretary, Bishop Marcello Semeraro.

During their sessions leading up to that session, the members of the Council of Cardinals were briefed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who chairs the papal commission on the sexual abuse of minors, which had just concluded its first full meeting. The C9 also heard reports on the drafting of statutes for the Secretariat for the Economy and on the work of a papal commission studying the Vatican’s media outreach.

The C9 is expected to meet again in April, with another session scheduled for July.


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