Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 18:24 pm
The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a "climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia."
"Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told the media June 24.
He added that the global gathering, which will see 44 archbishops receive their palliums at a June 29 ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, will provide "an extraordinary opportunity for the community of the universal Church to feel united to the Pope in prayer, service, and the witness of faith for mankind in our time."
On the morning of Saturday, June 23, Pope Benedict met collectively with the heads of every Vatican department. In recent months the administration of the Curia has been shaken by the continued leakage of confidential papal information to the media, the so-called "Vati-leaks" scandal.