Pope reforms Vatican City State govt

Francis uses motu proprio document to 'rationalise, simplify'

(ANSA) - Vatican City, December 6 - The Holy See said Thursday that Pope Francis has reformed how the Vatican City State is governed via a motu proprio document.
    The document, signed November 25, brings in a new law for the tiny state's government that will come into force on June 7, 2019, and replace previous regulation dating back to 2002.
    Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, the president of the Governorate of Vatican City State, worked on the document with a special commission.
    The aim of the reform is pursue the aims of "rationalization, economizing, simplification".