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Pope names new all-male Council for the Economy

13 March 2014 | by Robert Mickens | Comments: 0

Eight cardinals and seven laymen have been named by Pope Francis as members of the newly created Council for the Economy, a body that will have authority to set policy for the financial and management structures of Vatican City and the Holy See, writes Robert Mickens.All but four of the 15 men he has appointed – there are no women – have been working up to this point on committees or commissions dealing with Vatican finances.The council will collaborate closely with the Secretariat for the Economy, led by Australian Cardinal George Pell. The Pope established both bodies on 24 February, initiating the biggest structural change in the Roman Curia in nearly half a century. He named Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany to be the coordinator of the new council. The Maltese economist a ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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