The 33rd meeting of the Council of Cardinals has just concluded in the Vatican. The C9, as the group was commonly called, is now being termed by many as the C6, following the dismissal of three of its members during the last meeting in December 2018. The Council is studying the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia.
Today, Feb.19, Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, issued a statement about the meeting that began Monday morning and concludes today, Wednesday.
The Holy Father as usual participated in the council’s work, except for this morning due to his weekly General Audience. Yet, the Holy Father, will partake again this session’s last meeting this afternoon.
“The text of the new Apostolic Constitution, revised in the light of the contributions offered by the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia and by some experts,” Bruni also explained, “has been the subject of in-depth reading and revision by the Council, also following some suggestions received in recent weeks from resident Cardinals in Rome who had not yet had the opportunity to send their proposals.”
“The reading of the text,” the Vatican spokesman added, “will continue in the next session scheduled this April.”