The news of the reappointment of the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) has been “received with great joy”, the Secretary General of the continental Symposium of Catholic Bishops in Africa has said.
At Pope Francis’ meeting with his cardinal advisers this week, Cardinal Sean O’Malley reported on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, now within the Roman Curia.
The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’
The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.”
Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met online Tuesday to continue work on the new apostolic constitution to govern the Roman Curia, according to a Vatican statement.
The Archbishop of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo has been appointed to the Vatican’s Council of Cardinals, whose members have the responsibility of advising Pope Francis.