In regard to the Reform, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said, in an interview with Vatican News on several issues, that the aim is “that the Curia may become truly an aid to the Pope.
Recalling the steps already taken in the realm of the works of the C9, the Cardinal spoke of conversion and described it as “the profound spirit that should animate every reform,” as well as “the fundamental dimension of the Christian life.”
Among the topics addressed, including Amoris Laetitia, which “arose from a new paradigm that Pope Francis is carrying forward with wisdom, with prudence and also with patience,” he specified. The document is a request of help for families, “in addition to being an embrace of the Church of families and their problems in today’s world,” added Cardinal Parolin.
Moreover, the Vatican Secretary of State stressed that in 2018 the Church will concentrate on young people, and will do so following an innovative approach: “asking them what they can do for the Church and what contribution they can make to the spread of the Gospel.”
In the interview, which is available in a video version on the www.vaticannews.va site, the conversation pauses finally on the imminent Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru. There are two challenges, according to Cardinal Parolin, which the Pope has at heart”: the role of the indigenous population and the fight against corruption. “I believe it won’t be a simple trip, but truly exciting,” he concluded.
Translation by Virginia M. Forrester