Curia Reform

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St. Peter's Basilica.

Curia reform may increase Congregations, reduce Pontifical Councils

Oct 30, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis' reform of the Roman Curia is expected to produce a new document regulating the body, and to reduce... Read more

Cardinals greet each other after the consistory on Nov. 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Curia vision will be one of 'service' to Pope, local Churches

Oct 10, 2013

By Elise Harris

After the conclusion of their meetings, two cardinals from Pope Francis' group of eight reveal that curia reform will largely... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Curial reform, role of laity top subjects in council meetings

Oct 3, 2013

By Elise Harris

In their final day of meetings with Pope Francis, the group of eight cardinals defined concrete steps in curial reform... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope experienced a 'great light' before accepting the papacy

Oct 1, 2013

By Elise Harris

In a recent interview, Pope Francis shared a mystical experience he had shortly before accepting the role as Bishop of... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Pope Francis, cardinals begin first set of reform meetings

Sep 30, 2013

By Elise Harris

The council of eight cardinals chosen by Pope Francis to advise him on church governance and curia reform will begin... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Minor appointments by Pope Francis signs of Curial reform

Aug 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A series of seemingly minor appointments may be the forerunners of a Pope Francis “revolution” in the Roman Curia, centered... Read more

Pope Francis visits with Vatican workers on August 9, 2013.

Pope spending vacation season visiting, planning

Aug 9, 2013

This summer the Vatican is finding out what it’s like to have a Pope in residence during the hottest weeks... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

New Vatican Secretary of State may be appointed soon

Jun 28, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Rumors have emerged that Archbishop Pietro Parolin, apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, will shortly be appointed as the Vatican's Secretary of... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 5, 2013.

Pope Francis personally initiated Vatican bank commission

Jun 26, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The appointment of a new Pontifical Commission to advise Pope Francis about the Institute for Religious Works, usually called the... Read more

Cardinals greet each other after the consistory Nov 24 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope's Curia reform council reflects Church diversity

Apr 19, 2013

The eight cardinals Pope Francis has chosen to advise him on church governance and reform of the Curia come from... Read more

 Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 for his installation.

Financial decisions key factor in Pope's reform drive

Apr 17, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

One month into his papacy, Pope Francis has made his first episcopal and administrative appointments and has met with heads... Read more

A cardinal reads the Mass booklet for the Nov. 2010 consistory. File photo CNA.

Advisory group will not weaken Pope's power, analyst explains

Apr 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Although some have worried Pope Francis’ creation of a group of cardinals to advise him means he is giving up... Read more