Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

(Crux) Pope Francis’s international Council of Cardinals – the so-called C9 – is nearly done with its work of advising the pope on a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, the secretary of the council said.

Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, secretary of the council, told Vatican Radio September 11 that “as far as the reform process of the Roman Curia is concerned, it is even more than three-quarters of the way there – it is almost complete.

“It is nearly complete at the level of proposals made to the pope,” he said.

The Council of Cardinals was meeting at the Vatican September 11-13. Francis, who returned from his visit to Colombia September 11, did not attend the first day’s meeting. [More]