Praedicate evangelium

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei | Flick Torreciudad Sanctuary (CC BY 2.0)

Pope Francis Changes Canon Law on Opus Dei and Any Future Personal Prelatures

Aug 8, 2023

Pope Francis changed canon law on Tuesday regarding the governance of Opus Dei and any future personal prelatures.

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013. Mazur/

New Vatican Constitution Gives Value to Catholic Bishops’ Conferences: Holy See Bishop

May 10, 2022

Bishop Marco Mellino was addressing the heads of Vatican dicasteries.

A priest celebrates the traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica of St. Pancras in Rome. Thoom/Shutterstock

Vatican Corrects "extraordinary form"’ Error in New Constitution

Mar 28, 2022

The Vatican constitution now refers to ‘the liturgical books prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council.’

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Reforms Roman Curia with Launch of Vatican Constitution

Mar 19, 2022

The long-awaited text replaces the 1988 document ‘Pastor bonus.’

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/ null

How Praedicate Evangelium Changes the Vatican’s Dicasteries: A CNA Explainer

Mar 19, 2022

Pope Francis has promulgated a new apostolic constitution, Praedicate evangelium, which reforms the structure of the Roman Curia. Here are some of the changes:

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Release of New Curial Constitution Delayed Again

Dec 4, 2019

The publication date of the new constitution governing the Roman Curia has been delayed again as Pope Francis' council of cardinals continues to evaluate suggestions to the draft that was given to bishops' conferences in May.