Category: Pontifical Council for the Laity
To understand the development of an organisation, it’s often useful to look at its origins. Thus, looking at the problems that developed between the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL) and the ICO Conference, it’s useful to look back at the origin of the former body.
As Marguerite Fiévez told her biographers, Luc Roussel and Lamya Ben Djaffar, Cardijn would not have liked the proposed structure of the the Pontifical Council of/for the Laity created after Vatican II in 1967.
I’m not sure when I first heard of Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, the Australian-born Vatican diplomat, who died on 10 April 2021, but it was long before Pope John Paul II appointed him as Substitute at the Holy See.
Remembering the 40th anniversary of Bishop Angelelli’s death on 4 August 1976, I can’t help but think of another event, another kind of death, that occurred 30 years ago today on 4 August 1986.