The seventh meeting of the Council of Cardinals - the so-called C9 - concluded yesterday evening with no formal decisions made.
The cardinals' three-day meeting, which began on the morning of 9 December, was mostly dedicated to three themes:
• the reform of the Curia;
• the composition of the Commission for the Protection of Minors;
• the reorganization of the economic organs of the Holy See.
On reforming the curia, the cardinals looked at the specific question of the reorganization of the pontifical councils that work in relation to the laity, the family, justice, peace and charity.
Although Pope Francis hinted in a recent interview that some could be merged and headed by laity, no...READ MORE