Curia Reform

Sr. Alessandra Smerilli (second from left) and Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) pose with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Pope Francis Announces Appointment of Women to Committee Selecting New Bishops

Jul 6, 2022

Pope Francis has said he would announce the appointment of two women to the Vatican committee that elects bishops.

The Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Jim McIntosh via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Pope Francis Changes Structure of Vatican Doctrinal Office in Latest Roman Curia Reform

Feb 14, 2022

The restructuring is the latest step in Pope Francis' ongoing reform of the Roman Curia.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/ null

Reports of Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal's Resignation "credible": Vatican Insiders

Dec 18, 2021

Various Vatican sources told CNA that a recent report by a traditionalist blog claiming that Cardinal Peter Turkson was set to resign at prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is "credible."