Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

2/20/2014 (6 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Meeting with 15 cardinals in charge of studying the organizational, economic problems of Holy See

Pope Francis, along with his eight cardinal advisors, known as the "C8" is holding meetings to reform the Roman Curia. During this meeting, both problems and possible restructuring strategies were discussed. The parties were aware that the Church's mission and the "context" of the Vatican's economic and administrative structure as a whole.

The Pope and his advisors were able receive almost all members of the Commission for reference on the Institute for the Works of Religion.

The Pope and his advisors were able receive almost all members of the Commission for reference on the Institute for the Works of Religion.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/20/2014 (6 months ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Vatican, Pope Francis, C8, Institute for the Works of Religion, or IOR


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Part of this process includes the Institute for the Works of Religion, or IOR. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said that the Vatican Secretary of State was present at both yesterday and today's meeting.

The most recent meeting was the second in a three-day meeting between the Pope and his advising Council. The "C8" heard the Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structures of the Holy See, or COSEA.

Honor Saint Margaret of Corona by going here -

There will be an additional meeting with the 15 cardinals in charge of studying the organizational and economic problems of the Holy See. This will include Cardinals Meisner, Rouco Varela, Pengo, Rivera Carera, George, Fox Napier, Cipriani, Scola, Toppo, Pell, Vallini, Urosa Savino, Ricard, Odilo Scherer, Tong Ho.

The Pope and his advisors were able receive almost all members of the Commission for reference on the IOR. Only Professor Glendon, who lives in the United States was not present. Lombardi said that the Commission presented "a thorough report" which cardinals showed "significant interest in," asking "further questions" on it after it was presented.

The Vatican spokesman emphasized that the mission for the IOR, befitting "the mission of the Church into the world" was discussed. This debate wasn't limited to economic competency. The Commission "reported on the current situation of the Institute, the problems, the interpretations of what caused existing problems or reasons why there may be problems to deal with or resolve" and some ideas for the renewal or set-up of the Institute.

The commission led by Salesian cardinal Farina finished its job, although "no decisions were taken" during the meeting. The ideas shared by the Pope and his advisors may not separate the fate of the IOR from that of the Vatican's other economic and administrative structures such as the APSA and the Governorate, which COSEA is dealing with.

"While the two Commissions have been given different tasks, the Pope, assisted by the Council of Cardinals, is certainly trying to see the whole picture, so as to come up with a coherent and solid solution for renewing the organizations and institutions that make up the Curia and the Church government."

Questions were asked about the possibility of a married couple being put in charge of the Pontifical Council of the Family, in light of a recent interview with Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, the "C8's" coordinator. Lombardi responded by humorously referring to the "many interviews" the Honduran cardinal has given and stressed that the idea is an "interesting" one but that there was no specific proposal being discussed by the Council of Cardinals.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2014
Refugees:
That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
Oceania: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.



Comments


More Europe

Pontifical Council Statement on the Violence in Iraq Watch

Image of Let us therefore unite our voices with that of Pope Francis:

By Vatican Radio

No cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarity. This constitutes an extremely serious offense to humanity and to God who is the Creator, as Pope Francis has often reminded us. VATICAN CITY (Vatican Radio) - The Pontifical Council for Interreligious ... continue reading


British rapper makes 14-year-old girl post sex video online Watch

Image of The girl, who can't be named for legal reasons, accepted a friend request from rapper Logik, whose real name is Kyle Burns.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It was a sick incident that highlights what's going on around the eyes and ears of semi-attentive parents. A British rapper who goes under the stage name of "Logik" asked a 14-year-old girl to pose an indecent 60-second video of herself to which he promised ... continue reading


A new tomb may be the burial place of Alexander the Great Watch

Image of This road leads up to a newly discovered tomb which could hold the remains of one of Alexander the Great's generals.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered an immense tomb that they believe may be connected with Alexander the Great, whose conquests stretched from Greece to India. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This tomb, which dates to around 300 BC, may have held the body ... continue reading


WRITTEN OFF: Debt used by Vatican to finance religious films wiped clean Watch

Image of The Vatican's at-the-time Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone ordered the investment in Lux Vide SpA. He said the company shared the Holy See's

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis has tried to loosen ties between the Catholic Church and Italy's business and political world. The pontiff considers this longstanding network of relations improper and antithetical to the Church's religious mission. To this end, the Vatican has ... continue reading


Spanish priest stricken with Ebola returned to Europe for treatment; Victims left rotting in streets Watch

Image of Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back to Europe for treatment. In the meantime, shocking new photographs have emerged showing more victims being dumped in ... continue reading


Pope Francis Teaches on the Beatitudes: Portrait of Jesus and the Path to Happiness Watch

Image of Let us try to recall them and to imprint them, in our hearts. Let's do this: I will say them one after the other and you will repeat them. Agreed? - Pope Francis

By Catholic Online

As Moses stipulated regarding the Covenant with God in accordance with the law received on Sinai, so Jesus, from a hill on the shore of Lake Galilee, gives to his disciples and to the crowd a new teaching that begins with the Beatitudes. Moses gave the Law on ... continue reading


WHAT HAVE WE BECOME: British mom jailed for having sex with 12-year-old son following instructions from boyfriend Watch

Image of The son in question, along with his brother, have been placed in foster care.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In an especially revolting example of bad parenting, a 39-year-old British mom has been jailed for having sex with her 12-year-old son . while her partner watched on webcam, telling the mother what to do over headphones. The mother described the act as a "sex ... continue reading


GRUESOME WEAPON: Made from four human pelvises, tool was used to desecrate corpses Watch

Image of Four pelvic bones on a stick were found at the Dutch site, along with bundles of bones, bones bearing marks of cutting and scraping, and crushed skulls.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Archaeologists have made a gruesome discovery. The bones of ancient Iron Age warriors around the time of Christ were impaled on wooden stakes in a gruesome religious ritual. Four pelvic bones on a stick were discovered in an archaeological dig in Denmark. ... continue reading


Spiritual Ecumenism: Pope Francis Visits Evangelical/Pentecostal Church in Caserta Italy Watch

Image of Pope Francis took a trip to Caserta, Italy on Monday, June 28, 2014. He visited with a friend named Giovanni Traettino who pastors an evangelical, charismatic/Pentecostal protestant Church.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis took a trip to Caserta, Italy on Monday, June 28, 2014. He visited with a friend named Giovanni Traettino who pastors an evangelical, charismatic/Pentecostal protestant Church. This friend of Francis oversees the growing evangelical Church of the ... continue reading


France grants asylum to Iraqi Christians as U.S. rebuked for 'silence' Watch

Image of Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor,

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As the genocide of Iraqi Christians continues, the French government now says it is willing to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians. "We are assisting displaced persons who are fleeing the Islamic State's threats and seeking refuge in Kurdistan," Foreign Minister ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ezekiel 37:1-14
1 The hand of Yahweh was on me; he carried me away by ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2 So let them say whom Yahweh redeemed, whom he ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 22:34-40
34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 22nd, 2014 Image

St. Andrew the Scot
August 22: Archdeacon and companion of St. Donatus. Andrew and his sister, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter