Vatican City, 4 December 2015 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that a according to a communique issued yesterday, 3 December, the Holy Father participated in a meeting of the Council for the Economy. The Holy Father explained that the reason for his visit was to personally thank and encourage Council members for the important role they fulfil in the supervision of the financial and administrative structures of the Holy See. He further confirmed the central role of the Council in this work of reform to which the Holy Father is committed.
On behalf of the Council, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the Coordinator of the Council, warmly thanked the Holy Father for his presence at the meeting and reconfirmed its full commitment to the financial and administrative reforms initiated by Pope Francis. Since its institution the Council has dedicated significant time and energy to the consideration and eventual implementation of measures aimed at transparency and a more effective management of the resources of the Holy See.