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Topic: Roman Curia

Reforming the Church is a complex, almost an impossible task. Already, criticism of the Pope’s delays is beginning to mount: he needs our prayers

There have also been scandals implied about some of those he has appointed: the truth of these has been denied by his spokesman, but the gossip persists

Pope Francis has consecrated Vatican City State to St Michael the Archangel, and asked him to drive out the evil one: the battle against corruption begins

The Holy Father sees the reform of the Roman curia as involving a great deal more than any mere inefficiency in its administration

The biggest challenge for the Church is its Ottoman-style failure of management

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

The Holy Father says he is too ‘disorganised’ to reform the Roman Curia. But the corruption has to be driven out. What he needs is a Godly hit man

That can, surely, only be his new Secretary of State, who should know the Vatican well but not be of it. There is one obvious candidate

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Reforming the Curia is not Pope Francis’s principal task

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

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