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Reports outline possible models for pastoral councils in Australia

The National Centre for Pastoral Research has published a pair of reports on pastoral councils, as part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s response to a review of Church governance. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Governance Vatican

Pope moves to improve financial accountability at the Vatican

Pope Francis issued a decree yesterday aimed at improving the financial accountability of funds, foundations and other legal entities inside the Vatican. Source: CNA.

Charity Governance

Pope appoints temporary administrator to Caritas Internationalis

Pope Francis has suspended the secretary-general and other top officers of Caritas Internationalis, appointing a temporary administrator to oversee management policies and to prepare for the election of new officers in May. Source: CNS.


Bishops Conference publishes 2021 annual report

Former president Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s second annual report is “much more than a company report or a bureaucratic manifesto”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.