Pope, Council of Cardinals hold online meeting

Pope Francis and six members of the Council of Cardinals met in an online meeting on Tuesday.

By Vatican News staff writer

The Council of Cardinals held an online meeting on Tuesday afternoon, in the presence of Pope Francis who joined them from Casa Santa Marta, said a statement from the Holy See Press Office.

Present at the virtual meeting were Cardinals Óscar A. Rodríguez Maradiaga, Reinhard Marx, Sean Patrick O’Malley, Oswald Gracias and Fridolin Ambongo Besungu; while Cardinals Pietro Parolin and Giuseppe Bertello joined in from the Vatican.

During the meeting, the Cardinals offered their considerations on the new Apostolic Constitution ‘Paedicate Evangelium’ , and the Council also focused on some organizational and thematic aspects of the next meeting of all the Cardinals scheduled for 29 – 30 August.

The Press Office said that the meeting ended shortly before 5:00 pm and the Council adjourned till September.