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Pope Francis appealed to officials to take care of their spiritual life (CNS)

In his annual end of year address to Vatican officials, Francis says he prays daily to the English martyr

Cardinals attend a consistory in the Vatican's Synod Hall in October 2014  (CNS)

Francis will also gather the world’s cardinals in February to hear about progress in curial reform

Pope Francis greets prelates at the end of the canonisation Mass (AP)

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Pope Francis arrives for a week-long Lenten retreat with members of the Roman Curia in Ariccia, near Rome (Photo: CNS)

The rolling of heads is hardly a de-Ratzingerisation, but it does suggest an adjustment to the line taken by Benedict XVI and St John Paul II

Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican  last year (CNS)

The so-called C9 held its sixth meeting earlier this week with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Cardinal Pell, centre, was named prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in February (CNS)

Cardinal gives interview after unveiling a new economic framework for the Holy See

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the Angelus yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS photo/Daniel Munoz, Reuters)

Pope Francis cannot lead the Church effectively without an effective Curia to carry out his wishes

The Vatican bank's headquarters in the Bastion of Nicholas V at the Vatican (CNS)

Summary of figures released by Vatican press office earlier today

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Pope meets with Vatican officials to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium