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Latest stories: Roman Curia

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

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

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"

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

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

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.