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Existing norms remain for Roman Curia, Pope says

Oct 27, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- Pope Francis has clarified that while the Roman Curia is in the process of being reconstructed, it doesn’t mean there is an absence of law or regulations – the existing rules are still in place, for now.

Updated: Pope Francis creates Vatican office combining laity, family, life issues

Oct 22, 2015 - 11:27 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday to the Synod on the Family that he has chosen to establish a new office in the Roman Curia that will deal with issues of laity, family, and life, as part of his reform of the curia.

Francis' Council of Cardinals proposes a new congregation for the Roman Curia

Sep 16, 2015 - 11:52 am .- The Council of Cardinals finally submitted to Pope Francis on Wednesday a proposal to establish a new congregation for laity, family, and life in the Roman Curia, after widespread discussion and anticipation.

Pope Francis creates new secretariat overseeing all Vatican communications

Jun 27, 2015 - 02:09 pm .- The Vatican’s nine communications offices will soon be consolidated under the authority of the newly-established Secretariat for Communications, per a Saturday directive of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis approves greater bishop accountability in abuse cases

Jun 10, 2015 - 09:07 am .- Bishop accountability in the mishandling of abuse cases and abuse allegations were key themes in the Vatican’s latest round of meetings on Curial reform, which also addressed the reform of Vatican media and finances.

'A reform to promote harmony' – Pope Francis opens a much-debated consistory

Feb 12, 2015 - 02:13 pm .- A reform to promote a greater harmony in the work of the Roman Curia, in Pope Francis’ words, was the topic of discussion on Thursday, the opening day of an extraordinary consistory of cardinals held at the Vatican.

Could a new charity department lead a reformed Roman Curia?

Feb 11, 2015 - 01:03 pm .- The secretary of the Council of Cardinals will present tomorrow at the consistory a proposal for curial reform based on the pivotal notion of charity, according to a source who has seen the latest draft of the proposal.

What are the theological criteria to reform the Church and the Roman Curia?

Feb 9, 2015 - 02:46 pm .- The reform of the Roman Curia must be an example for the spiritual renewal of the entire Church, the prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote in an essay published Saturday in the Vatican's newspaper.

Will the appointment of new cardinals advance reform?

Jan 5, 2015 - 11:32 am .- In creating 20 new cardinals – 15 of whom will be cardinal electors – Pope Francis has continued to set his sights on the world's peripheries, and at the same time he began designing the College of Cardinals in order to push forward his reforms.

Will a host of pontifical councils be merged into two congregations?

Dec 9, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The establishment of two large congregations, to include many tasks formerly divided among several pontifical councils, is expected to be discussed in the meeting of the Council of Cardinals scheduled for Dec. 9-11.

Council of Cardinals meeting this week for fourth time

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- The latest meeting of the group of eight cardinals advising Pope Francis on the reform of the Roman Curia began Monday, and will continue for the following two days.

Pope will succeed in reforming Roman Curia, cardinal expects

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:53 pm .- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has discussed the reform of the Roman Curia being carried out by Pope Francis, saying he trusts that it will be completed effectively.

Vatican appointments may signal new role for state secretariat

Mar 6, 2014 - 08:06 pm .- Recent appointments are beginning to show a pattern of how Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia will be carried out, with a seemingly diminished role for the Secretariat of State.

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