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

  • The turnover in Curia membership could start quite soon.
  • Two years ago, Paul announced that he intended to reform the Curia; so far, his only visible step has been to have Francesco Cardinal Roberti, a curial man himself, ask the .
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  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
    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...
  • Michael Marrus in CBS News
    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."
  • Stanislaw Dziwisz in Zenit News Agency
    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."

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