Pope Sets Up ‘Privy Council’ of Eight Cardinals from Five Continents

Vatican Insider: The decision, announced by Francis today, to set up a sort of “privy council” composed of eight cardinals from all five continents, represents the first concrete step in response to the pre-Conclave congregation discussions. The announcement comes on the day that marks a month since Francis was elected to the papacy. The eight cardinals have been given an open-ended mandate and their tasks will include making proposals for the long-awaited Curia reform and helping the Pope govern the universal Church. More on this here.