Pope Forms Advisory Board to Reform Catholic Church
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Apr 15
Pope Francis has set up an advisory board of 8 cardinals from around the world to look into ways of reforming the Catholic Church, the Christian Post reports. The advisory board was formed to help bring changes in the church's administration, which has been plagued by scandals, particularly in the eight-year reign of former Pope Benedict. The eight prelates come from the U.S., Italy, Chile, India, Germany, Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and Honduras. This diversity points to Francis' intention to allow bishops from around the world to have more say in Vatican decisions.