Roman Curia

July 9, 2014

Cardinal Pell Announces Vatican Financial Reforms

Appointing a new director of the Vatican Bank and the hiring of a British peer to consult on Vatican media operations are among the developments in the ongoing reform of the Roman Curia.

July 3, 2014

Council of Cardinals Zeroes in on Vatican Management and Finances

NEWS ANALYSIS: Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was coinfirmed Wednesday as a full member of Pope Francis’ advisory board.

May 29, 2014

Author Discusses ‘The Vatican According to Francis’

Massimo Franco contends the Holy Father is more orthodox than many of his critics believe.

December 21, 2013

Pope Francis' Christmas Address to the Roman Curia - Full Text

December 19, 2013

Vatican Hires Large U.S. Consultancy Firm to Advise on Media

November 19, 2013

Latest Vatican Reform Has Scores of Priests Returning to Their Dioceses

At least 30 priests are expected to resume diocesan ministry after their service at the Vatican, according to sources.

October 3, 2013

Council of Cardinals Recommends Extensive Vatican Shake-Up

The international group of eight cardinals advising the Holy Father on reform believes a broad decentralization of Church governance is required.

October 3, 2013

Cardinals Agree on Radical Changes to Curia Governance

August 31, 2013

Pope Chooses Humble and Respected Diplomat as Secretary of State

August 9, 2013

Pope Francis' Summer Break Includes Impromptu Visits to Vatican Workers

The Holy Father is also forming his plan for Curial reform, according to a Vatican source.

August 8, 2013

Pope Francis Issues Motu Proprio on Vatican Finances

‘For the Prevention and Countering of Money Laundering, the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,’ issued Aug. 8, strengthens the Holy See’s supervisory powers.

June 28, 2013

New Vatican Secretary of State May Be Appointed Soon

NEWS ANALYSIS: Vatican sources discuss a possible candidate for the new Vatican secretary of state.

April 16, 2013

Pope Appoints Select Panel to Address Concerns Regarding the Curia

It didn’t take long for the Holy Father to respond to calls to address the need for Vatican reform.

April 13, 2013

Pope Creates Consultative Committee on Reforming the Curia

March 13, 2013

Dynamics of Conclaves 2005 and 2013 Very Different

COMMENTARY

June 23, 2012

Pope Meets Cardinals to "Restore Serenity and Trust" in Curia

March 21, 2012

Vatican Investigates Source of Unauthorized Leaks

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Holy See’s chief of staff, defends the faithful commitment of the majority of curial officials.

November 10, 2011

Jennifer Fulwiler's Conversion Story, Purgatory and the Role of Mary, Meaningless Art, and more!

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October 25, 2011

Just How "Major" Was Monday's Finance Document?

December 20, 2010

The Pope's Review of 2010

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