Francis has already reconstituted several Vatican offices as dicasteries
. Two of those--the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and the Dicastery for Communication--have a few women members.
Abstract: The main documents and legal texts issued by the Pope in 2018 and the various dicasteries
of the Roman Curia, as well as international agreements signed by the Holy See, are outlined.
Strangely enough, the McCarrick and Pell scandals came before and after, a pathbreaking Meeting (21-24 February) in the Vatican on the 'Protection of Minors in the Church.' The 190 participants included Presidents of the Episcopal Conferences, leaders of the Oriental Catholic Churches, Ordinaries, Superiors General of men and women religious, prefects of Vatican dicasteries
, some members of the Roman Curia and the Council of Cardinals besides some invited speakers.
It was formed following the merger of four other Dicasteries
- the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.
Also part of their visit would be a pilgrimage to major basilicas in Rome and encounters with various dicasteries
of the Roman Curia.
"That meeting with the Pope is very important...if they have concerns in their diocese that's the time also that they will meet with different dicasteries
," he said in an interview.
On the basis of the principle that all dicasteries
are juridically equal, a clearer organization of the offices of the Roman Curia was needed, in order to bring out the fact that each dicastery has its own areas of competence.
(9) From a juridical and theological point of view, the institutions of the Roman Curia (especially congregations and tribunals) created key points of discussion for the bishops at Vatican II: the relationship between bishops and the Curia for the government of dioceses, the episcopate and papal primacy, and the very functions of the dicasteries
in the Vatican.
There was, furthermore, considerable documentation relating to the stir within the Vatican dicasteries
following receipt of Donovan's letter.
came from two dicasteries
of the Curia, whereas D.I.
KYC covered entities: Dicasteries
of the Roman Curia and for every institution, entity, or person dependent on the Holy See, including the Institute for Works of Religion
After citing some of the most serious problems with ICEL translations and its manner of operating, Cardinal Medina "hereby directs the Statutes of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy be revised thoroughly and without delay," giving a six-month deadline for a new draft of ICEI's operating procedures to be submitted to the various dicasteries