The new apostolic constitution reorganizes the Roman Curia in the following manner:Secretariat of State (articles 44–52)
Dicastery for the Evangelization (articles 53–68)
Dicastery for the Dottrina della Fede (articles 69–78)
Dicastery for the Servizio della Carità (articles 79–81)
Dicastery for the Oriental Churches (articles 82–87)
Dicastery for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (articles 88–97)
Dicastery for the Causes of the Saints (articles 98–102)
Dicastery for the Bishops (articles 103–112)
Dicastery for the Clergy (articles 113–120)
Dicastery for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life (articles 121–127)
Dicastery for the Lay, the Family and the Life (articles 128–141)
Dicastery for the Promotion of the Unity of the Christians (articles 142–146)
Dicastery for the Interreligious Dialog (articles 147–152)
Dicastery for the Culture and the Education (articles 153–162)
Dicastery for the Services of the Integral Human Development (articles 163–174)
Dicastery for the Legislative Texts (articles 175–182)
Dicastery for Comunication (articles 183–188)
The Exequial Liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, dean of the College of Cardinals, together with the other cardinals, archbishops and bishops.At the end of the Eucharistic Celebration, the Holy Father will preside the rite of the Ultima Commendatio e della Valedictio.
After the prayer, Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the Council, greeted the Holy Father and the members.Subsequently, reflection began on the war in Ukraine and the consequent socio-political, ecclesial and ecumenical situation. The Holy Father reported on the various initiatives undertaken by him, the secretary of State and the Secretariat of State to pursue peace. A moment of reflection followed between members who supported and encouraged the Holy Father in his tireless work for the solution of the ongoing conflict. Afterwards, each cardinal presented the socio-political and ecclesial situation of his own continent of origin, deepening themes such as: peace, health, poverty, fragile political situation and pastoral problems of the local Churches. In the morning session on Tuesday April 26, the Council discussed the issue of climate change and the COP27 to be held in Egypt in November 2022. Concerning the question "Can we, as a Church, together with other Confessions and Religions, give voice to these concerns?", Cardinal Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M.Cap., argued by analyzing the world situation, the needs and expectations regarding COP26 Glasgow, with a special look at the concerns of the poor countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania. In the afternoon session of April 26 the Council continued the study, begun in the session last February, on the theme of women in the Church, with a report, from a pastoral perspective, given by Sister Laura Vicuña, an indigenous woman from Amazonia (Brazil) and belonging to a Congregation of the Franciscan Family. A debate between the members of the Council and the rapporteur followed. In the session of Wednesday April 27, reflection continued on the theme of the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See, the role and activities of the apostolic nuncios, introduced by a report by Cardinal Gracias, followed by a debate among the participants. The last topic addressed were the indications for the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution Predicate Evangelium in the Roman Curia, suggesting a possible process of actions that accompany the implementation of the new legislation and which also provides for the evaluation of the steps taken and the challenges to be taken. The meeting ended yesterday April 27 with the Regina Coeli prayer; the next meeting is set for the month of June of this year.
By his own will, the late cardinal will be buried in Zamora, México, where his house and the headquarters of the foundation dedicated to his mother, Lolita, are located.Pope Francis, with whom he had been friends since before his election to the papacy, visited the cardinal on Good Friday, before heading to the Colosseum to participate in the Via Crucis and used to call him "Lazarus", joking because the Mexican cardinal always managed to recover from his health problems. After the death of Cardinal Lozano Barragán the number of cardinals is 210. The cardinal electors are 117; and the cardinal non-electors are now 93.
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