Who is the Magisterium?

I know what the Magisterium is (the teaching and catechetical office of the Church), but Who is in the Magisterium, and how do they get to be in that group? Is it located in an office in the Vatican; do they have regular meetings to discuss how best to explain various teachings?

I went to the Vatican web site, but did not find answer there.

Just need to know!

Dear Mimi,

The Magisterium consists of the pope speaking alone and also in concert with the bishops.

*]Tradition and Living Magisterium[/LIST]Scroll down to section “IV”. The organization and exercise of the living magisterium; its precise role in the defence and transmission of revealed truth–its limits and modes of action.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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