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Reform of the Roman Curia

On 13 April 2013, Pope Francis announced the creation of a group of Cardinals to advise him “in the government of the universal Church and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, Pastor Bonus.”

Pastor Bonus is a document published on 28 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II which provides norms and structures for the Roman Curia (“the complex of dicasteries and institutes which help the Roman Pontiff in the exercise of his supreme pastoral office for the good and service of the whole Church and of the particular Churches. It thus strengthens the unity of the faith and the communion of the people of God and promotes the mission proper to the Church in the world.” - Pastor Bonus, 1). It has received several minor modifications over the years.
CardinalBorn/AgePriestBishopCardinal
NameRoleTitle/DioceseClassTitleDateYearsDateYearsDateYearsDateYears
Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. Coordinator Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras Cardinal-Priest Santa Maria della Speranza 29 Dec 1942 28 Jun 1970 8 Dec 1978 21 Feb 2001
Bishop Marcello Semeraro Secretary Bishop of Albano, Italy N/A 22 Dec 1947 8 Sep 1971 29 Sep 1998 N/A
Giuseppe Cardinal Bertello Member President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State Cardinal-Deacon Santi Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia 1 Oct 1942 29 Jun 1966 28 Nov 1987 18 Feb 2012
Francisco Javier Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa, P. Schönstatt Member Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile Cardinal-Priest Santa Maria della Pace 5 Sep 1933 16 Jul 1961 6 Jan 1991 21 Feb 2001
Oswald Cardinal Gracias Member Archbishop of Bombay, India Cardinal-Priest San Paolo della Croce a “Corviale” 24 Dec 1944 20 Dec 1970 16 Sep 1997 24 Nov 2007
Reinhard Cardinal Marx Member Archbishop of München und Freising {Munich}, Germany Cardinal-Priest San Corbiniano 21 Sep 1953 2 Jun 1979 21 Sep 1996 20 Nov 2010
Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya Member Archbishop of Kinshasa, Congo (Dem. Rep.) Cardinal-Priest Santa Maria “Regina Pacis” in Ostia mare 7 Oct 1939 21 Dec 1963 4 May 1980 20 Nov 2010
Sean Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. Member Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, USA Cardinal-Priest Santa Maria della Vittoria 29 Jun 1944 29 Aug 1970 2 Aug 1984 24 Mar 2006
George Cardinal Pell Member Archbishop of Sydney, Australia Cardinal-Priest Santa Maria Domenica Mazzarello 8 Jun 1941 16 Dec 1966 21 May 1987 21 Oct 2003
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The first meeting is planned for 1-3 Oct 2013, but Pope Francis is already in contact with the group.

All of the members (with the exception of the Secretary, Bishop Semeraro) are Cardinal Electors that participated in the 2013 Conclave.

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