Pope Francis transfers accountability for the pastoral care of tourism from the Dicastery for Selling Integral Human Growth over to the Dicastery for Evangelization, following a current viewers with Cardinal Michael Czerny.

By Vatican Information

The pastoral care of tourism has now handed from the Dicastery for Selling Integral Human Growth to the Dicastery for Evangelization. Pope Francis communicated the choice in a Rescript on Saturday following an viewers on 7 September with Cardinal Michael Czerny, Prefect of the Dicastery for Human Growth. 

As said within the doc, which went into impact on the identical day, 1 October 2022, the Pope “determined to switch competence for the pastoral care of the trustworthy who undertake journey for piety, examine, or leisure functions from the identical Dicastery (for Selling Integral Human Growth) to the Part for Elementary Questions of Evangelization within the World of the Dicastery for Evangelization.”

Pastor Bonus

The Rescript recollects John Paul II’s Apostolic Structure Pastor Bonus of 28 June 1988.

It stated that, “drawing inspiration from the magisterium of the Second Vatican Council,” the Polish Pope had assigned “the competence each of the pastoral care of exiles, migrants, nomads, circus folks, seafarers and air transport employees, and of the non secular care of those that journey” to the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Individuals.

Switch of competencies

With Humanam progressionem, the motu proprio printed on 17 August 2016, Pope Francis had established at the moment the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Growth, which introduced beneath its administration the merger of 4 Pontifical Councils: Justice and Peace, Well being Care Employees, Cor Unum, and, exactly, Migrants and Itinerants.

In consequence, the competencies of that Pontifical Council have been transferred to the newly-created Dicastery. Later, Pope Francis with a brand new motu proprio, Sanctuarium in Ecclesia of 11 February 2017 ensured that some areas of accountability of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization have been transferred to the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Individuals, particularly these talked about in paragraph 151 of Pastor Bonus, which states that the Dicastery ” works to make sure that journeys which Christians undertake for causes of piety, examine, or recreation, contribute to their ethical and spiritual formation, and it’s accessible to the actual Church buildings so that all who’re away from house obtain appropriate non secular care.”

Praedicate Evangelium

Lastly, Praedicate Evangelium, the brand new apostolic structure in power since 5 June, spelled out the reform of the Roman Curia by Pope Francis and abrogated Pastor Bonus.

The brand new Structure known as for “a redistribution of the aforementioned competencies,” as famous in Saturday’s Rescript, and due to this fact the switch of responsbility to the Dicastery for Evangelization.