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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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  • More and more, Parolin’s the face of authority in Francis’s Vatican

    More and more, Parolin’s the face of authority in Francis’s Vatican

    At the beginning, expectations were that “Vatican reform” under Pope Francis would mean a substantially diminished role for the Secretariat of State, traditionally the place’s 800-pound gorilla. Of late, however, things have been trending in the other direction, and in Cardinal Pietro Parolin, we may be looking at the most powerful Cardinal Secretary of State since Eugenio Pacelli in the 1930s.

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  • Can anything burst Pope’s media bubble? Nah, probably not

    Next March will mark the five-year anniversary of Francis’s papacy, and one interesting question is whether the broad media love affair with Francis will still be in place when that moment comes. John Allen says “probably yes,” because by now the positive narrative surrounding Francis has become so entrenched as to be basically impervious to reconsideration.

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