extraordinary April 7th meeting announcement comes after an ordinary
meeting which took place last month, at which the Holy Father asked the
dicastery heads about universal approval of the Missal of St. Pius V,
the rite which was in force prior to Vatican II.
unusual second meeting, the Pontiff is expected to solicit opinions
about what to do with the Missal of St. Pius V and about a possible
canonical formula for re-incorporating the followers of the schismatic
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre into the Church.
reorganization of the Roman Curia, which has already begun with the
folding of four dicasteries into two, announced last weekend, is also
expected to be discussed.
Vatican sources, the issue of reorganization of the Curia might also be
discussed during the consistory that Pope has convened for March 23 and
to Vatican sources, Pope Benedict XVI has scheduled an unplanned
meeting with the presidents of the different Vatican dicasteries, at
which he will discuss reforms of the Curia and relations with the Saint
Pius X, Lefebvrist schism.