Pope Francis has appointed a group of Cardinals to study reforming the Roman Catholic Church. CNN reports:
Pope Francis has appointed a group of eight cardinals from around the world to look into ways of reforming the Catholic Church, the Vatican said Saturday.
The group, which includes U.S. Cardinal Sean O’Malley from Boston, will examine ways to revise the Vatican constitution, Pastor Bonus, which sets the rules for running the Roman Curia, or church hierarchy.
The Catholic Church has faced calls for reform in the wake of scandals involving the sexual abuse of children by priests and allegations of corruption.
The Rev. Thomas Rosica, issuing guidance on behalf of the Vatican, said the group of cardinals was just that — “not a commission, committee or council.”