Posts Tagged ‘Roman Curia reform’

Doctrine of Faith Dicastery implements democratic query and complaints system

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Cardinal Fernández

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, the newly appointed head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), has introduced a “democratic system” for addressing queries and complaints within the department. This change reflects a departure from his previous practice of responding directly through social media channels such as Facebook. “I was used to Read more

Reform of Roman Curia on the cards

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

The Roman Curia looks likely to be reformed when the world’s cardinals meet in Rome tomorrow. Vatican commentator Thomas Reece says after Pope Francis creates 17 new cardinals, he wants to discuss his plans for reforming the  Curia. The Curia is the bureaucracy the pope uses to help him exercise his pastoral office and universal Read more

Curia reform will have Francis effect

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Curia reform

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, India, is one of Pope Francis’s closest advisers. He’s a member of the council of cardinals re-writing the Vatican’s constitution, and he was also tapped to be one of the four coordinators of a recent Church summit on the protection of minors. Gracias told Crux said that the reorganization of Read more

Anticipating a reforming pope’s radical plan to curtail the Roman Curia

Monday, November 12th, 2018
roman curia

Some are cautiously looking forward to it with hopeful expectations. Others are fearing it with dread and despair. It’s the upcoming reform and restructuring of the Roman Curia. As Massimo Faggioli recently pointed out, it could be one of the most significant structural changes Pope Francis makes in a determined effort — contested by some Read more

Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia is moving too slowly

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Fr Thomas Reece SJ

As Pope Francis approaches the second anniversary of his election as pope, progress on reforming the Vatican Curia is moving too slowly. It should be moving faster. The College of Cardinals met in consistory on Feb. 12-13 to review the progress made so far and to discuss future reforms. The cardinals heard from the nine-member Read more

Cardinals to meet in April to consider Curia reform

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Pope Francis’s team of eight cardinals is to meet for three days starting April 28 to consider proposals to reform the Roman Curia. They will also examine each of the Pontifical Councils, weighing up measures for mergers and changes. One proposal is for a new figure, a “moderator Curiae”, who would coordinate the work of Read more