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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

The cover of “Abbi a cuore il Signore,” by the “Master of San Bartolo.” Screenshot.

Pope Francis gives Roman Curia 17th-century text as Lenten reading

Feb 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has given each member of the Roman Curia a book to include in their spiritual reading for their... Read more

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

Pandemic forces changes to Roman Curia’s annual Lenten retreat

Jan 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked members of the Roman Curia to make their own arrangements for a private retreat at the... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis appoints first lay head of Roman Curia’s disciplinary commission

Jan 8, 2021

Pope Francis appointed on Friday the first lay head of the Roman Curia’s disciplinary commission.  Read more


Pope Francis urges Roman Curia to confront the 'ecclesial crisis'

Dec 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urged the Roman Curia Monday not to view the Church in terms of conflict, but to see the... Read more

The College of Cardinals celebrates Mass March 12, 2013 before entering the Sistine Chapel for the papal conclave.

Cardinal Re elected new dean of the College of Cardinals

Jan 25, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re has been elected the new dean of the College of Cardinals with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as... Read more

Pope Francis gives his annual Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia Dec. 21, 2019.

Church reform takes personal conversion, Pope Francis tells Roman Curia

Dec 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

To carry out the continuing reform of the Church requires a willingness to change and a commitment to personal conversion,... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Release of new curial constitution delayed again

Dec 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The publication date of the new constitution governing the Roman Curia has been delayed again as Pope Francis' council of... Read more

Next task for pope's cardinal advisors: Women's leadership in the Vatican

Apr 10, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Pope Francis’ council of cardinals wraps up the drafting of a new apostolic constitution, they have decided to take... Read more

Pope Francis May 22, 2018.

Pope Francis issues child protection laws for Vatican City State, Roman Curia

Mar 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday issued new laws and guidelines on the protection of minors for those working within Vatican City State... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican transfers task of Ecclesia Dei to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

Jan 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Saturday ending the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei and creating an office within the Congregation... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: What to expect in 2019

Jan 15, 2019

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, and an eventual consistory to “refill” the... Read more

Dec. 21, 2018: Pope Francis delivers his annual pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia.

Pope Francis tells Curia: 'Spare no effort' in bringing abusers to justice

Dec 21, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis strongly condemned clerical sex abuse in his annual Christmas speech to the Roman Curia Friday, promising that the... Read more

Pope Francis.

Analysis: What is next for Curial reform?

Nov 28, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The next gathering of the Council of Cardinals, also known as the C9, will take place Dec. 10-12. It will... Read more

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

Sep 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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 St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, April 14, 2016.

With new cardinals on the horizon, what's next for the Roman Curia?

May 29, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ announcement of a consistory to create new cardinals will also have consequences for the offices of the Roman... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

German bishops to meet with Vatican officials on intercommunion topic

Apr 30, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Monday that a delegation of six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials, including... Read more