Roman Curia

Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint of Universal Church

Julian Filochowski, chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, looks ahead to the canonization of the saint from El Salvador, alongside the pope who gave him unconditional support A consistory of cardinals took place here in the Vatican on Saturday during which the canonisation of six new saints was officially announced. Of those six names, the two [...]

Letter #59, 2016: The Face of Christ and Unity

September 18, 2016, Sunday -- The Face of Christ and Unity "Seeking the Face of Jesus must be the longing of all of us Christians... If we persevere in our quest for the Face of the Lord, at the end of our earthly pilgrimage, he, Jesus, will be our eternal joy, our reward and glory for [...]

Cuts and consolidations in the Roman Curia

“Combine the dicasteries, for example, to streamline the organization a bit.” This is what Pope Francis said he wanted to do in the Roman curia, responding to journalists on the return flight from his late May pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The fact that the merger of dicasteries was one of the changes studied by the [...]

Pope Francis new attitude to the Roman Curia

Pope Francis told his new economic oversight council that it must be “courageous and determined” in its critical role of helping the Church not waver from its real mission of bringing the Gospel to the world and helping those most in need. The Church has a duty to use its assets and manpower responsibly in promoting [...]

The Crisis of the Faith—Roman Curia Christmas Message

  Pope Benedict XVI seated in the Sala Clementina in the Apostolic Palace on December 22 to deliver his annual Christmas message to the Roman Curia. The Pope said the "faith fatigue" seen in various areas of Church life today contrasts sharply with the faith and joy he witnessed during World Youth Day in Madrid [...]