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A view of St. Peter's Basilica from within the Vatican.

Cardinals’ council discusses pandemic recovery, curial reform with Pope Francis

The seven members of the Council of Cardinals met online. Read more

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Council of Cardinals studies suggested amendments to draft of Vatican constitution

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met online Tuesday to continue work on the new apostolic constitution to govern the Roman... Read more

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As evaluation ends, Vatican says Moneyval inspection was ‘constructive’

Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering watchdog, concluded its two-week on-site inspection of the Holy See and Vatican City... Read more

Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India.

Indian bishops' conference reelects Cardinal Gracias

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has reelected Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Bombay, as president of the conference... Read more

Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his official visit to Kiev, 2017.

Pope's cardinal advisors continue to discuss apostolic constitution

Pope Francis’ now six-member Council of Cardinal Advisors met this week to continue work on the forthcoming apostolic constitution, incorporating... Read more

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Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

A recent draft of a new Vatican consitution proposes a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.  Read more

Bishop Marcello Semeraro at a Vatican press conference, June 27, 2019.

Pope could see final draft of new curial constitution by September

Pope Francis could receive a final draft of a new constitution for the Roman curia as soon as September, according... Read more

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Three cardinals dropped from C9 as reform process nears end

The Vatican said Wednesday that while there are no immediate plans to add new members to the C9, Pope Francis... Read more

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Chilean cardinal called to testify on abuse case, leaves papal advisory committee

A close advisor of Pope Francis has left the “C9”, the pope’s body of cardinal advisors, as he faces charges... Read more

Pope Francis on May 22, 2018.

Pope convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the... Read more

Pope's cardinal advisors say Vatican will soon respond to Viganò allegations

Pope Francis’ group of cardinal advisors have issued a statement saying the Holy See is preparing an answer to current... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Papal advisors finish first draft of new constitution on the Roman Curia

In their latest round of meetings, Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals has finished and approved the first draft of what... Read more

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Council of Cardinals prep new constitution for Roman Curia

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue their discussion of curial reform and to work... Read more

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Papal advisers focus on reducing cost, accelerating response to abuse

In their latest round of meetings, Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals discussed several key topics related to episcopal conferences, the... Read more

Msgr. Dario Viganò, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, April 5, 2016.

Vatican communications department will soon unveil new website

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met this week to continue discussions on reform of the Roman Curia and... Read more

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Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

In latest meetings, cardinal advisors continue forward with reform

Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals held their 20th round of meetings in Rome this week, continuing their work... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

In latest round of meetings, papal advisors cover court, bishop selection

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met for the 18th time this week to continue discussion on reforming the... Read more

Opening Mass for the Assembly of Synod of the Bishops on the Family Oct. 3 2015.

Amid controversy, council of cardinals backs Pope Francis

In the wake of several contentious events surrounding the Vatican recently, Pope Francis' advisory board in his ongoing reform of... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Mission, synodality key themes in latest round of cardinal meetings

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met for the 17th time this week, with synodality and the Church’s “missionary drive” forming... Read more