The nine Cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Church's central bureaucracy have begun to organise a general overview for the full restructuring of what is commonly called the Roman Curia, reports NCR Online.
Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said on Wednesday that the Cardinals are now putting together their thoughts after doing an office-by-office review of the Vatican bureaucracy in hopes of creating a new general constitution outlining a reimagined Curial organisational structure.
They are working “to construct the advice the Council will give to the Pope in view of the new constitution,” said Fr Lombardi.
The Council was meeting with the Pope in Rome, from Monday to Wednesday, for the 14th of its in-person meetings.
Fr Lombardi said the group had finalised pending plans for the creation of two new Vatican offices, and had also discussed the way in which bishops are chosen for positions leading dioceses around the world.
The next meetings of the Council of Cardinals are scheduled for June 6-8.