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2/20/2014 (2 years ago)

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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.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/20/2014 (2 years 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.

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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.

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