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Council of Cardinals Discusses Pandemic Recovery and Curial Reform with Pope Francis

Bohumil Petrik/CNAA view of St. Peter’s Basilica from within the Vatican.

The group of cardinal advisers, sometimes referred to as the C9 because it previously had nine members, was established by Pope Francis in 2013, to “assist him in the governance of the universal Church,” as well as to revise the text of the 1988 apostolic constitution Pastor bonus.