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  • Cardinal Gracias: Curial reform is nearing the ‘end of the tunnel’

    Cardinal Gracias: Curial reform is nearing the ‘end of the tunnel’

    • Sep 19, 2017

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of the Council of Cardinals tasked with reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, says that more than anything, there is a change in mentality that’s needed, which will take longer than simply reforming the Vatican’s structures, he said, but said the group is “rather confident that it will happen because the pope is giving very effective leadership.”

  • Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

    Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

    • Sep 14, 2017

    During this week’s meeting of the Council of Cardinals, the C9 discussed the role of the Roman Curia as “an instrument of evangelization and service for the pope and the local Churches,” decentralization, the role of apostolic nunciatures, and the “selection and competence” of curial personnel.

  • Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

    Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

    • Sep 11, 2017

    Bishop Marcello Semeraro said the Council of Cardinal’s work in advising Pope Francis on the reform of the Vatican’s organization and church governance – describing it as a three-step process of “listening” to the contributions from the bishops, the Roman Curia and “many people who have written,” reflecting on those proposals and checking them over – is almost done.

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