Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Clean-Up Begins(?)

The Pope has selected a group of cardinals to provide advice on the governance of the Church, including the structure of the Curia. They don't meet until October, but the list is interesting:

- Card. Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State;
- Card. Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Archbishop emeritus of Santiago de Chile (Chile);
- Card. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay (India);
- Card. Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising (Germany);
- Card. Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo);
- Card. Sean Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston (U.S.A.);
- Card. George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney (Australia);
- Card. Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras), 
- H.E. Bp. Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano [Italy], functioning as Secretary.

I don't know a lot about these guys, but I did note that at least three of them (+Ossa, Marx, and Maradiaga) have received criticisms (rightly or wrongly) as part of the sexual abuse scandal either due to accusations of cover-up or because of comments they made.

Should be interesting to watch.

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