Thursday, May 2, 2013

Change? What change?

Flood of reform rumours premature, Vatican official states
The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank, in a 2009 photo. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo.
The number two official from the Vatican's Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as "absolutely premature." Catholic News Service has a story:

"The Pope has not yet met with the group of advisers who have been chosen and already advice is raining down," Archbishop Angelo Becciu said. "After having spoken with the Holy Father, I can say that, at this moment, it is absolutely premature to put forward any hypothesis about the future structure of the curia," he stated.

Among the proposals that have surfaced are: creating a moderator for the curia; naming two "papal secretaries," one to handle the Church's administration and another for international relations; and finally, the idea of shutting down the Vatican's Institute for Religious Works, which has been the target of negative headlines.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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