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Pope Francis meets heads of departments of the Roman Curia (Photo: CNS)

For a real change in thinking at the Vatican the Pope needs to replace the people who work there

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Sean P.O'Malley of Boston (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Has America lost its Roman influence?

The only American bishop currently leading a significant curial office is Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston

Pope Francis talks with cardinal Angelo Sodano as they arrive for a special consistory with cardinals and bishops, in the Synod hall at the Vatican where he will brief them on curial reform (PA)

Madeleine Teahan speaks with Vatican observer Fr Mark Drew

Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Francis addresses College of Cardinals ahead of closed session in the synod hall

A choir of friars singing at a ceremony honouring St Francis (CNS)

Brother Michael A Perry explains ‘grave situation’ in letter

Cardinal Rodriguez (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Rodriguez says the reorganisation of the Curia is a ‘normal process’

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh of New York catches up on some admin (Photo: CNS)

Without good administration, charity and justice become impossible. Church leaders should look to the example of King Solomon

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

Change at the Vatican will follow as the Pontiff’s implements his vision of ‘a poor Church for the poor’

Pope Francis greets parishioners outside Sant'Anna church (CNS)

The Pontiff’s ‘Italian identity’ and a wise choice of Secretary of State will help bring about change at the Vatican

The Archbishop of Canterbury strikes the West Door of Canterbury Cathedral

The ecumenical process will be enlivened by the Pontiff and archbishop having some spirited rows