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

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

    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.

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  • A balance sheet on first anniversary of Pope’s unique media team

    A balance sheet on first anniversary of Pope’s unique media team

    August 1 marks the first anniversary of an American, Greg Burke, and a Spaniard, Paloma García Ovejero, taking over as the principal spokespersons for the Holy See. On the positive side of things, they’ve established a constructive and trust-based relationship with reporters covering the Vatican, which is no small feat. On the negative, neither is really taken seriously as a genuine insider.

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  • Joaquin Navarro-Valls: Take him for all in all, I will not look upon his like again

    Joaquin Navarro Valls, the longtime spokesman for Pope John Paul who played a role under the Polish pope somewhat akin to a chief of staff, died Wednesday at the age of 80 from cancer. He wasn’t without his flaws, but he was nevertheless a giant of a man, and someone who took a deep personal as well as professional interest in the people around him. Whatever else can be said, it will be a long time before we see someone else like him.

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