Pope Francis issues major overhaul of the C.D.F.

Pope Francis issues major overhaul of the C.D.F.

America Magazine reports…

In an important move, Pope Francis has issued a decree, published “motu proprio” (on his own initiative), in which he has modified the internal structure of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

At present, the congregation is composed of two sections—doctrinal and discipline—but it has only one secretary and two adjunct secretaries. Francis has decided to give each section a secretary, thereby reaffirming the important but distinct work of each of the two sections. One Vatican source, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak, told America, “Francis wants the congregation to have two lungs and for each to function well.”

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  1. Joe O'Leary says:

    Pope Francis issues major overhaul of the C.D.F.

    At last a move back to the CDF envisaged by Paul VI in the wake of the Council: “It also promotes studies aimed at increasing the understanding and transmission of the faith at the service of evangelization, so that its light may be a criterion for understanding the meaning of existence, especially in the face of the questions posed by the progress of the sciences and the development of society.”

    If that had been implemented 55 years ago how many headaches the church would have been spared and how wonderfully open, intelligent debate would have flourished!

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