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Fifteenth Meeting of Council of Cardinals In Progress

“C9” Continues Work of Curial Reform

The fifteenth meeting of the Council of Cardinals charged with assisting Pope Francis in the governance of the Universal Church is taking place in the Vatican. The ‘C9,’ as they are commonly called, are studying the plans for reforming the Apostolic Constitution “Pastor Bonus” on the Roman Curia. The 14th meeting, whose conclusions can be seen below, occurred April 11-13.

The meeting will continue until tomorrow afternoon. As is customary, the Holy Father will be absent from tomorrow morning’s meetings, as he addresses the faithful during his weekly General Audience.

The Council of Cardinals consists of the following nine prelates: Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican City State; Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago, Chile; Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay; Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich; Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo; Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston; Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy; Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State.
The C9’s 14th meeting was April 11-13. After this 15th meeting, its next two meetings will take place on Sept. 12-14 and Dec. 12-14.
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About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': or

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