- Apr 13, 2021
Three days after the preacher of the papal household called on Catholics to repent for the ways they are dividing the church, the Vatican secretary of state said the divisions are real and they are harmful.
Pope Francis’s Council of Cardinals finished its first review and reflection on comments and proposals received for the draft of the proposed apostolic constitution reforming the Roman Curia.
A preliminary outline of Pope Francis’s coming apostolic constitution on the Roman Curia reveals the merger of several more departments and an increased emphasis on the presence of laity as part of a reform hinged on decentralization and synodality and fueled by evangelization.
In a nod to ‘Game of Thrones,’ is Pope Francis’s papacy capable of “breaking the wheel” of Vatican bureaucracy?
After nearly 6 years of work, it looks like the new governing constitution of the Vatican should be published by the end of the summer. The clear winner is the Secretariat of State.
No matter what he does, Pope Francis will send a signal about the state of reform in his speech to the Roman Curia on Friday.
Pope Francis has updated the statutes of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, adding among other things a specific reference to the office’s responsibility for promoting a deeper reflection on the role of women in the Church and society.