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Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says


Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

VATICAN CITY
Catholic News Service
September 11, 2017
By Junno Arocho Esteves
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals — the so-called C9 — is nearly done with its work of advising the pope on a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, the secretary of the council said.
Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, told Vatican Radio Sept. 11 that “as far as the reform process of the Roman Curia is concerned, it is even more than three-quarters of the way there — it is almost complete.”
“It is nearly complete at the level of proposals made to the pope,” he said.
The Council of Cardinals was meeting at the Vatican Sept. 11-13. Pope Francis, who returned from his visit to Colombia Sept. 11, did not attend the first day’s meeting.