Roman Curia

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.

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Luxerendering/Shutterstock.

Pope Names Secretaries of Doctrinal, Disciplinary Sections of Vatican’s Doctrine of Faith

Apr 23, 2022

Under Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia, the internal structure of the CDF has been reorganized into two sections.

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 addresses members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican on Dec. 23, 2021. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Roman Curia Needs "synodal conversion": Pope Francis

Dec 23, 2021

He said that Vatican officials should set an example for Catholics worldwide.

Bishop-elect Guido Marini walks beside Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2021 in St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Bishop of Italian Diocese

Aug 29, 2021

Msgr. Guido Marini has been in charge of papal liturgies since his appointment to the role by Benedict XVI in 2007.

Pope Francis presents the Ratzinger prize to Jesuit Fr Paul Bere during a ceremony at the Vatican on November 9, 2019. / Vatican Media

First African to Win Ratzinger Prize Appointed to Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Commission

Jan 26, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Fr. Paul Beré, the first African to win the Ratzinger Prize, as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which is an entity within the Roman Curia established to ensure the proper interpretation and defense of Sacred Scripture.

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints First Lay Head of Roman Curia’s Disciplinary Commission

Jan 8, 2021

Pope Francis appointed on Friday the first lay head of the Roman Curia’s disciplinary commission.

Pope Francis speaks to the Roman Curia Dec. 21, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Roman Curia to Confront the "ecclesial crisis"

Dec 21, 2020

Pope Francis urged the Roman Curia Monday not to view the Church in terms of conflict, but to see the current “ecclesial crisis” as a call to renewal.

Pope Francis gives his annual Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia Dec. 21, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/Vatican Pool.

Church Reform Takes Personal Conversion, Pope Francis Tells Roman Curia

Dec 21, 2019

To carry out the continuing reform of the Church requires a willingness to change and a commitment to personal conversion, Pope Francis said Saturday, during his annual Christmas greeting to the bishops and cardinals of the Roman Curia.

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.