Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Tuesday 13 April |
Saint of the Day: Pope St. Martin I
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Pope Chooses Global Leadership for Vatican Economic Office

Marcin Mazur/UK Catholic

Catholic News Agency - published on 03/11/14

Can they clean up the mess?

The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven lay experts from around the world chosen to serve in the newly-created Vatican Council for the Economy.

“The members appointed to the Council are from various geographical areas, reflecting, as requested by the motu proprio Fidelis dispensator et prudens, the universality of the Church,” explained Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J, director of Holy See’s Press office, in a statement released on March 8.

The Council for the Economy, headed by Cardinal George Pell, was created by Pope Francis Feb. 24 in order to provide oversight, evaluation, and advice on Vatican economic affairs: its membership includes representation from Europe, Asia, and North and South America in addition to Australia.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany, has been chosen as the Coordinator of the Council for the Economy. Along with Cardinal Pell, he also serves on the council of eight cardinals set up by Pope Francis in 2013 to offer consideration and advice on the governing structures of the Church and possible reforms of the curia.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who has served as the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston since 2006, was the only American to be appointed to the Council.

He is joined by joined by Cardinals Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa; Rivera Carrera of Mexico City, Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima; Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux; John Tong Hon of Hong Kong; and Agostino Vallini of Rome.

Today's press release explained, “Cardinals Cipriani Thorne, Napier, Rivera Carrera, Hong Ton, and Vallini, along with Cardinal Pell, new Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, were previously all members of the Council for the Study of Organizational and Economic Problems of the Holy See (Council of 15), which has ceased to exist.”

The council’s lay membership includes experts in financial matters from various parts of the globe, including Europe, Canada, and Singapore.

Fr. Lombardi described the new council’s constitution as “ a key step towards the consolidation of the current management structures of the Holy See, with the aim of improving coordination and oversight of economic and administrative matters.”

The first meeting for the council is scheduled for May, although prepatory work will begin immediately.The Pope has announced the names of eight cardinals and seven lay experts from around the world chosen to serve in the newly-created Vatican Council for the Economy.

Courtesy of Catholic News Agency

Tags:
Pope FrancisVatican
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
JESUS
Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ
A simple test to see if you really believe Christ is risen
2
PRINCE PHILIP
Cerith Gardiner
11 Interesting facts about the late Prince Philip
3
SAINT FAUSTINA,CELL
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
St. Faustina’s coffee cup and lessons for Divine Mercy Sund...
4
LOREN SCHAUERS
Annalisa Teggi
Amputee from the waist down is thankful every day to be alive
5
DIVINE MERCY
Aleteia
Here’s how to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at home
6
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
St. Padre Pio: His life, his miracles and his legacy
7
HOLY SEPULCHRE CROSSES
Zelda Caldwell
Mystery of crosses on walls of Church of the Holy Sepulchre may h...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.