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'Moderate' Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas. (CNS photo/Rebecca Kirstin Patton, The Texas Catholic)

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Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination. (CNS) photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The 65th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s ordination as a priest was celebrated at the Vatican with the retired pope and Pope Francis in attendance

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’