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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

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

Sep 19, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

St. Peter's square, Vatican City. Via Shutterstock

Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

Jul 2, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Jun 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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