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Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost, June 5, 2022.

We have a new Vatican constitution, but where are the new curial appointments?

Jun 16, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new Vatican constitution Praedicate evangelium went into force on June 5. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

How does the new Vatican constitution affect the Secretariat of State?

May 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin outlined the changes at a ‘Praedicate evangelium study day’ in Rome. Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013.

Bishop: New Vatican constitution gives value to Catholic bishops’ conferences

May 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Marco Mellino was addressing the heads of Vatican dicasteries. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis has begun a wave of new appointments at the Vatican

Apr 26, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new Vatican constitution will come into force in June. Read more

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis names secretaries of doctrinal and disciplinary sections of CDF

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections. Read more

Cardinal Michael Czerny has been appointed as the new prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Pope Francis names Cardinal Czerny head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Apr 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also named a new secretary and undersecretary for the social development dicastery. Read more

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin says that curial reform might not be over

Apr 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses the future of his powerful dicastery in... Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica.

Are there any big changes in the authoritative version of the new Vatican constitution?

Apr 4, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican published the editio typica of its constitution on March 31. Read more

A Vatican press conference presenting the new constitution Praedicate evangelium.

TLM typo: Vatican says ‘extraordinary form’ mention in new constitution was a mistake

Mar 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The new Vatican constitution was unexpectedly released on March 19. Read more

Pope Francis with members of the Roman Curia, Dec. 23, 2021.

Praedicate evangelium: Things you might have missed in the new Vatican constitution

Mar 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new constitution marks a significant change in the philosophy underlying the Roman Curia. Read more

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square.

Praedicate evangelium: Pope Francis reforms Roman Curia with launch of Vatican constitution

Mar 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’ Read more

Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Argentine cardinal who organized 1st World Youth Days

Feb 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Pironio was a member of the Roman Curia for two decades. Read more

Pope Francis takes part in the Roman Curia’s Lenten retreat in Ariccia, Italy, on March 6-10, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media.

Roman Curia’s annual Lenten retreat changed again due to COVID-19

Jan 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Curial officials will make their own arrangements for a private Lenten retreat. Read more

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Why 2022 could be a year of major changes in the Roman Curia

Jan 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

There is currently no Vatican department head from Africa or Oceania. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Vatican tightens COVID-19 rules for offices of Roman Curia

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin issued a decree outlining the new measures. Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican on Dec. 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Roman Curia needs ‘synodal conversion’

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that Vatican officials should set an example for Catholics worldwide. Read more

Bishop-elect Guido Marini walks beside Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2021 in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini to Italian diocese

Aug 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Guido Marini has been in charge of papal liturgies since his appointment to the role by Benedict XVI in... Read more

Pope Francis may continue to make changes in the Roman Curia

Jun 18, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might... Read more

Pope Francis on retreat with the Roman Curia at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia, Italy, March 4, 2017. Credit: Vatican Media.

From Pius XI to Pope Francis: A history of Spiritual Exercises at the Vatican

Feb 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For nearly 100 years, popes have set aside time for an annual retreat and meditation on spiritual exercises.   Read more