… sacramentally speaking, of course.
In this initiative, the pope has to know that the 44 curial officials frequently preside at the Eucharist. Most likely do so daily somewhere or the other. In fact, I’m sure there’s some attention to the requirement/strong advice that a priest preside at Mass daily.
So that’s two sacraments taken care of. Maybe cardinals can be responsible for confirmations in their parishes. Take a turn anointing the sick in hospitals and care facilities.
This probably puts further kibosh on the thought that lay people will be named to head Vatican departments. We can’t hear confessions. But we could assist couples preparing for marriage or infant baptism.