curia curia

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Roman Catholic Church) the central administration governing the Roman Catholic Church

Usage(s):

  • The turnover in Curia membership could start quite soon.

News

  • Mother Tekla: the most powerful woman in Rome

    If the leadership of American nuns is the vanguard of a progressive spirit up against the Vatican, Mother Tekla Famiglietti is a throwback to the past: an orthodox leader who learned the rules of the game and wields power in the all-male world of the Roman Curia.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. The Pope noted that the synod fathers proposed a compendium: "The competent offices of the Roman Curia will publish a Compendium which will assemble texts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, prayers, explanations of the Eucharistic Prayers of...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Zenit News Agency

  2. Leaving aside what he called the "numbers game" of Inquisition statistics, Marrus said: "While the pope is a great promoter of the apologies, not everyone in the curia, and certainly not everyone in church leadership, shares this disposition."
    on Jun 15, 2004 By: Michael Marrus Source: CBS News

  3. In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, and John Paul II's former secretary, said: "Now the word passes to the Curia in Rome."
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Stanislaw Dziwisz Source: Zenit News Agency

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