Pope's cardinal advisors say Vatican will soon respond to Vigan allegations
Pope Francis' group of cardinal advisors have issued a statement saying the Holy See is preparing an answer to current debates, presumably referencing questions raised following allegations by Archbishop Carlo Vigano.
Vatican City, (CNA/EWTN News) - Sent at the end of a day of meetings Sept. 10, the statement said the Council of Cardinals are in "full solidarity with Pope Francis in the face of what has happened in the last weeks, mindful that amid the current debate the Holy See is about to formulate any necessary clarifications."
Vigano, the former apostolic nuncio to the US, has claimed that a number of high-ranking Church authorities, including Pope Francis, were aware of accusations of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick for many years. The former nuncio's allegations have prompted calls for transparency from numerous bishops in the US.
The Council of Cardinals, commonly shortened to "C9," is holding its 26th round of meetings at the Vatican Sept. 10-12.
The end of the month will mark five years since Pope Francis formed the council. Referencing this anniversary, Monday's statement also noted the cardinals' request that the pope use this milestone to reflect on the "work, structure and composition of the Council itself, also taking into account the advanced age of some members."
The statement could indicate changes in the group's makeup are imminent, especially as members age and some are dogged by controversy.
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, a close confidant of the pope, is the C9's coordinator and for months has faced allegations concerning his personal finances.
Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, who retired as Archbishop of Santiago in 2010, is alleged to have participated in cover-ups of clerical sexual abuse in Chile over a period of years. He is also the oldest member of the C9, at 85 years old.
Also over 75 are Cardinals Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa and Cardinal George Pell.
Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Pell has not participated in sessions of the C9 since the summer of 2017, when he returned to Australia to defend himself against charges of sex abuse.
This session is also when the group hands over to the pope their draft of a new apostolic constitution on the structure and duties of the Roman Curia. This proposal, tentatively titled Praedicate evangelium, has been the emphasis of the group's work over the last five years.
It is a reform of the apostolic constitution Pastor bonus, which has governed the Roman Curia since 1988.
In their statement the cardinals also expressed satisfaction at the success of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin last month, congratulating Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Dicastery for Family, Laity, and Life and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin for their work organizing the event.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2018
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry. That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
In newly-surfaced letters from Benedict XVI, the pope emeritus has defended his abdication, and warned that continued anger at his decision ... continue reading
El Papa Francisco hizo un llamado a estrechar la colaboracion entre clerigos y laicos en un momento historico-eclesial que presenta ... continue reading
El Papa Francisco nombro como nuevo Obispo de Cruzeiro do Sul a Mons. Flavio Giovenale; y a Mons. Francisco Lima Soares como nuevo Obispo ... continue reading
Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples usually does not faint at the sight of blood. Naples, Italy, (CNA/EWTN News) - He has celebrated ... continue reading
En una ceremonia marcada por la ausencia del Arzobispo de Santiago, Cardenal Ricardo Ezzati, y la crisis de la Iglesia por el escandalo de ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- St. Matthew: Saint of the Day for Friday, September 21, 2018
- Prayer Requests Live for Thursday, September 20th, 2018 HD Video
- Catholic Charities is collecting airline miles to reunite refugee ...
- Publicaran libro inedito escrito por San Juan Pablo II
- Benedict XVI defends resignation and title pope emeritus in private ...
- Daily Readings for Friday, September 21, 2018
- Daily Reading for Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 HD Video
- Daily Reading for Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Friday, September 21st, 2018 HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education