Benedict XVI convenes meeting with heads of all dicasteries

From Vatican Insider (La Stampa):

Benedict XVI convenes meeting with heads of all dicasteries

On Saturday 28 January, all heads of the dicastery who lead the Congregations and Pontifical Councils of the Roman Curia, will gather in the Vatican for a meeting convened by Pope Benedict XVI


Vatican sources have stated that the plenary assembly will deal with problems relating to internal communication and the phrasing and checking of documents.

These types of meeting, where all Vatican “ministers” are called together, are scheduled haphazardly. In recent times they have tended to take place twice a year so as to allow a broad discussion of topics on the agenda.

The meeting in question will be held in the Vatican’s Bologna Hall. The last meeting of its kind took place on 13 June 2011 and was defined as a meeting to coordinate the Curia.

The last meeting of this breadth and with the same levels of participation, was held on 12 November 2010. One of the issues discussed, was the dicastery for the New evangelisation, led by Mgr. Rino Fisichella, which at the time was still in the process of being established.

What popped into my head was that “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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  1. What first popped into my head was the SSPX response to that preamble. But surely the pope would keep this a bit closer to the vest, rather than assembling essentially everyone in Rome on Saturday.

  2. xzsdfweiuy says:

    Father: Re. “that ‘white paper’ from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace”
    and its support within the Vatican..

    This touched a nerve since I prematurely “shot my mouth off” responding
    to a rather shrill, jejune editorial in our local Archdiocesan newspaper
    extolling the white paper. “Premature” since
    the reliability of my source discrediting the authority of the white paper
    was subsequently questioned.

    I hope we get a better read on the respectability of that white paper in due time.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    How many other weird white papers are lying around? I hope this meeting tightens up the processing of all documents.

  4. Tim Ferguson says:

    Does your thought that the meeting might have something to do with the “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace have anything to do with the fact that meeting is being held in the Bologna Hall? Is that intended to be a clue?

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