Pope reforms Vatican City State’s ‘Constitution’

Pope Francis renewed the ‘Constitution’ (Fundamental Law) of Vatican City State, replacing the one dated 26 November 2000, issued by Saint John Paul II, which in turn succeeded the one issued on 7 June 1929 by Pius XI. The Pontifical Commission for Vatican City is no longer restricted to cardinals: laymen and women will also be able to take part. The new constitution also envisages more stringent regulations for the provisional and final consultative budget.