The 24th meeting of the Council of Cardinals is taking place in the Vatican. The C9, as the group is commonly called, is studying the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia.
The meeting began this morning and concludes on Wednesday.
The working sessions are held in the morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and in the afternoon, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and are dedicated to further considerations on several dicasteries of the Curia.
During the 23rd session, Feb. 26-28, the first of 2018, the cardinal members discussed the theological status of the episcopal conferences, human resources and the containment of costs in the Holy See, and the protection of minors. The cardinals also explored various options for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “to process cases of child abuse within a short time.”
Continuing to reflect on the Roman Curia, the cardinals examined the Dicasteries for Promoting Integral Human Development, for the Oriental Churches and for the Evangelization of Peoples. Msgr. Jan Romeo Pawłowski discussed the progress of the Third Section of the Secretariat of State, chaired by him, which was recently established for the selection and training of the diplomatic staff.