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Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 06.05.2021

This afternoon at 16.00 a meeting of the Council of Cardinals took place, held online due to the health situation.

From their respective countries of residence Their Eminences Cardinals Óscar A. Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Reinhard Marx, Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Oswald Gracias, and Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap. were connected, while Their Eminences Cardinals Pietro Parolin and Giuseppe Bertello, and the secretary of the Council, Msgr. Marco Mellino, participated from the Vatican. The Holy Father followed the proceedings from Casa Santa Marta.

During the meeting, after the greeting from Pope Francis, a number of current issues were discussed, with each cardinal also describing the situation in his region, the economic and social consequences of the pandemic and the Church's commitment to health, economic recovery and support for those most in need.

Subsequently, the Council members discussed the working methodology to be implemented for the revision and correction of some normative texts following the future entry into force of the next Apostolic Constitution, as well as further perspectives opened up by the text currently being drafted.

The next meeting is scheduled for June.