Category Archives: curial reform

New Vatican departments offer clues to the coming reform

[From Daniele Palmer in Rome] Two new Vatican bodies announced last weekend suggest Pope Francis may seek to abolish the distinction between curial departments that legislate and those that advise. In its current constitution, a Holy See department — or “dicastery” — is either a … Continue reading

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‘Vatileaks 2’ makes case for the reform now happening

[Austen Ivereigh] Two books being published today that draw on leaked documents to expose financial wrongdoing and mismanagement in the Vatican will allow people better to understand the reasons why the cardinals wanted Pope Francis elected — and why he has prioritized … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ new ‘cabinet’ heralds greater world say in church governance

In his first major move towards structural reform of the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced the formation of a group of cardinals drawn from across the world to advise him on church governance. The Vatican said Saturday the Pope is … Continue reading

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