Congregation for the Clergy

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View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis’ inspection of Vatican Congregation for Clergy one of many to come

Jun 11, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

News of the inspection emerged days before the appointment of the congregation’s new prefect. Read more

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy.

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead a Vatican congregation. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg.

German bishops to accept Vatican offer of 'clarifying discussion' on parish instruction

Aug 24, 2020

The German Bishops' Conference has said it will accept the Vatican's invitation to discuss the new instruction on parishes at... Read more

The flag of Venezuela.

Vatican official offers message of hope to Church in Venezuela

Jul 29, 2019

After visiting clerics and seminarians in Venezuela, the secretary for seminaries of the Congregation for the Clergy issued a hopeful... Read more

Cardinal Castrillón at a conference in 2010. Castrillón died in Rome the night of May 17-18, 2018.

Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos of Colombia dies at age 88

May 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, a Colombian and a former head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and of the Congregation... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

New seminary doc talks clericalism, homosexuality, abuse prevention

Dec 7, 2016

The updated version of the Vatican's document on priestly formation, released Wednesday, deals with issues of clericalism, homosexuality, and the... Read more

A cardinal's biretta.

Archbishop Stella, the 'big-hearted' cardinal-designate

Feb 15, 2014

Archbishop Beniamino Stella’s career is characterized by his belief that a Vatican diplomat must have a strong priestly identity, which... Read more