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After Eight Month Interruption, 34th Session of Council of Cardinals Begins Virtually

While Examining How to Reform Roman Curia, Will Also Discuss How to Continue Meetings Amid Ongoing Health Crisis

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The 34th meeting of the Council of Cardinals (C6), the structure created in 2013 to assist the Pope in the reform of the Roman Curia, will take place virtually today, October 13, 2020.

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, expressed this yesterday, October 12, stating they will also discuss how to continue the meetings with the ongoing health crisis.

The 33rd meeting was held from Feb. 17-19 of this year, a month before the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown in the country. Afterward, all their subsequent meetings were interrupted by the emergency caused by the pandemic.

During the February session, Cardinals Pietro Parolin, Óscar A. Rodríguez Maradiaga, Reinhard Marx, Seán Patrick O’Malley, Giuseppe Bertello and Oswald Gracias continued with the in-depth reading and revision of the draft of the new Apostolic Constitution of the Roman Curia which, once approved, will replace Pastor Bonus promulgated by John Paul II.



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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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