Pope Francis, 'C8' discuss reform of the Institute for the Works of Religion, church's mission
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
2/20/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
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.
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.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists. That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.
Pope Francis has asked the world to pray for peace and healing in the wake of terror attacks in Spain which left 14 dead and up to 130 ... continue reading
A terror attack in Barcelona has killed at least 13 people and left dozens dead. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A terrorist has ... continue reading
The Vatican has turned off its fountains, all one hundred of them, to show solidarity with Rome and aid in water conservation. Italy is ... continue reading
A deadly earthquake has struck in the Aegean between Greece and Turkey, shaking people awake in the early morning hours of Friday. Two ... continue reading
A member of Pope Francis' commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Pope Francis calls for prayers following terror attacks in Spain, Finland
- Pope Francis asks for prayers following terror attacks in Spain HD Video
- Daily Readings for Saturday, August 19, 2017
- Mother shares tragic photo of dying daughter as she pulled the plug ...
- Mother shares heartbreaking photo of her dying daughter as she pulls ...
- New Jersey Mayor dismantles shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe
- St. John Eudes: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 19, 2017
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, August 21st, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, August 20th, 2017 HD
- Charlie Gard's mother opens up about the beautiful life of terminally ill Charlie HD