Pope Francis taps cardinals to assist in reorganizing the Roman Curia

The Holy Father Francis, taking up a suggestion that emerged during the General Congregations preceding the Conclave, has established a group of cardinals to advise him in the government of the universal Church and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, ‘Pastor Bonus’.

The group consists of:

– Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State;

– Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, archbishop emeritus of Santiago de Chile, Chile;

– Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India;

– Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany;

– Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;

– Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston, USA;

– Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia;

– Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in the role of coordinator; and

– Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, in the role of secretary.

The group’s first meeting has been scheduled for 1-3 October 2013. His Holiness is, however, currently in contact with the aforementioned cardinals.

Vatican Press Office

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