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2019.09.18 Il Papa con il Consiglio dei Cardinali Archive photo of Pope Francis with the Council of Cardinals  (© Vatican Media)

Council of Cardinals revising new Apostolic Constitution

The 33rd meeting of the Council of Cardinals was dedicated to a re-reading of the new document that will replace "Pastor Bonus", as well as a consideration of proposed amendments to the text.

By Vatican News

The Council of Cardinals met again this week for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Vatican.

According to a statement of the Holy See Press Office, Cardinals Pietro Parolin, Óscar A. Rodríguez Maradiaga, Reinhard Marx, Seán Patrick O'Malley, Giuseppe Bertello, and Oswald Gracias were present for the meeting, along with the Secretary of the Council, Archbishop Marcello Semeraro, and the Assistant Secretary, Bishop Marco Mellino.

Pope Francis was present for the proceedings, with the exception of the meeting on Wednesday morning which took place during the General Audience. The final session is taking place on Wednesday afternoon, with Pope Francis in attendance.

The text of the new Apostolic Constitution on the reform of the Roman Curia, which has been revised in light of the contributions offered by the various Dicasteries and by some experts, was the subject of an in-depth re-reading and revision by the Council. The Cardinals also followed some suggestions received in recent weeks from Cardinals resident in Rome who had not yet had the opportunity to send their proposals.

The reading of the text will continue at the next session, set for April 2020. 

19 February 2020, 14:52