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Pope Francis creates Vatican office combining laity, family, life issues / Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis announced Thursday (Oct. 22) to the Synod on the Family that he has chosen to establish a new office in the Roman Curia that will deal with issues of laity, family, and life, as part of his reform of the curia. ‘I have decided to establish a new Dicastery with competency for Laity, Family and Life, that will replace the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family,’ Pope Francis said Oct. 22, according to a communique from the Holy See press office.”

By Catholic News Agency — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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Francis’ Cardinal Council Focusing on Financial Reform, Laity / National Catholic Reporter

While the deliberations of the select group of eight cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the governance of the Catholic church remain secret, Tuesday gave several peeks into the shape and contour of the discussions.

“Financial reform is topping the agenda, but laity and family life are also points of discussion.

“The chief concern in this round of meetings, according to the Vatican: how to make sure the financial structures of the church are ‘at the service … of the world and not at the operational service of the Vatican itself’ …

“In his interview, (Honduran Cardinal Oscar) Rodríguez (Maradiaga) also raised an idea he has spoken of previously: that the pope create a congregation at the Vatican dedicated solely to the laity.”

By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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