May 2, 2013 - 08:45 am .- The number two official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has dismissed wide-ranging speculation about the reforms Pope Francis will make as “absolutely premature.”
Apr 8, 2013 - 09:55 am .- A top official who works at the Secretariat of State says Pope Francis is thinking about streamlining his department by combining it with another Vatican government body.
Apr 6, 2013 - 09:27 am .- Pope Francis made his first appointment within the Roman Curia this morning, choosing his friend, Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo, to help run the Vatican’s congregation for consecrated religious.
Mar 25, 2013 - 06:00 am .- “The election of Pope Francis marked a change in the newspapers headlines regarding the Church,” according to Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, the secretary of the conclave that elected the new pontiff.
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:45 am .- All the Vatican officials will continue in their positions “until otherwise provided” while Pope Francis takes time for “reflection, prayer and dialogue before making any definitive appointments,” and one can expect changes to happen.
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:23 am .- Pope Benedict XVI named his private secretary as the new head of the papal household, an important post because it carries the responsibility of coordinating the pontiff’s schedule and deciding who is able to meet with him.
Jul 5, 2010 - 07:45 pm .- At a recent press conference, Cardinal Marc Ouellet commented on his recent appointment as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, remarking that he was “surprised” to be working in this new capacity and is both grateful and daunted by the task.
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