Vatican City, Jun 8, 2016 / 09:55 am
This week Pope Francis' council of nine cardinals completed their 15th round of meetings on curial reform, tossing around suggestions on how to better harmonize and simplify the various Vatican departments.
Some "required criteria" formed the framework of the cardinals' discussions, according to a June 8 communique from Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ.
These criteria, he said, included "simplification, the harmonization of the various tasks of different bodies and possible forms of decentralization in relation to the episcopal conferences."
What has been termed as Pope Francis' "Council of Cardinals" gathered in the Vatican June 6-8 to discuss the ongoing reform of the Roman Curia.