Daniels, whose legal focus is religious freedom and pro-life issues, is the former spokeswoman for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She is a founder and director of Catholic Voices USA.
A lot of thought is going into the creation of a ‘super-dicastery’ for laity, family and life, the Vatican spokesman said on June 8.
Part II: Reform of the Vatican’s operations has been a central priority of the Holy Father’s papacy, but concerns have arisen over some of his picks.
Jesuit who serves as papal spokesman will continue to serve as director of the Holy See Press Office.
While proposals for the new dicasteries, which would be dedicated to “laity, family and life” and “justice, peace and migration,” have been on the table for some time, in this round of meetings, “the proposals were finalized and given to the Pope for his decision,” spokesman said.
The Secretariat for the Economy called charges of extravagant spending lodged by critics ‘completely false.’
The Austrian cardinal spoke to Catholic News Agency about the discussions that took place at the Feb.12-13 extraordinary consistory of cardinals.
Opening this week's gathering of cardinals, the Holy Father stressed that the goal of the Vatican reform process is to promote a ‘strong Christian witness.’
NEWS ANALYSIS: Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was coinfirmed Wednesday as a full member of Pope Francis’ advisory board.