Pope meets with heads of Dicasteries

2012-06-23 Vatican Radio

Pope Benedict XVI met on Saturday morning with the heads of the various Dicasteries of the Curia.

In response to a question about the meeting, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi issued the following statement:

"In regard to the situation created following the dissemination of confidential documents, the Holy Father deepens his reflections in continuous dialogue with the people who share with him the responsibility for the government of the Church.

As you know, last Saturday he wanted to be more broadly informed on the progress of the investigations, and met with the Commission of Cardinals to which he has given this task, which is led by Cardinal Julian Herranz.

This morning, he participated in a meeting with the Heads of the Dicasteries, which is usually devoted to issues surrounding the better coordination of the work of the Curia, which is today particularly important and urgent for the effective witness to their harmony of purpose and the spirit which animates it.

This afternoon, the Pope has decided to meet some members of the College of Cardinals, who by virtue of their great and varied experience in the service of the Church, not only in Rome but also around the world, can have an exchange of ideas and suggestions to help restore the desired climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.

Of course, the Holy Father will continue his discussions and observations during the next few days, also taking advantage of the arrival in Rome of several Church leaders for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, which is an extraordinary opportunity for the community of the Church Universal to be united with him in prayer, service, and the witness of faith for the people of our time."

List of Cardinals scheduled to meet with Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday evening:

Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney (Australia)
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General Emeritus for the Diocese of Rome
Cardinal Jozef Tomko, Prefect Emeritus for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples