Posts Tagged Vatican official

The fear of real Roman Curia reform / National Catholic Reporter

A high-ranking Vatican official recently voiced serious doubts about the need to reform the Roman Curia. Believe it or not, he said talk of reform was exaggerated.

“‘I personally can see no significant reason that would necessitate a reform of the Curia at the moment,’ the official said.

“‘One or two changes have been or will be made concerning personnel or structures, but that is part of the normal run of things,’ he continued.

“‘To speak of ‘Curia reform’ is, with all due respect, somewhat of an exaggeration,’ he maintained.

“This wasn’t just any official. It was Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household. He’s the same one who is the private secretary and housemate of the former pope, Benedict XVI.”

By Robert Mickens, National Catholic Reporter — Click here to read the rest of this column.

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Cardinal Seeks Truce in Fight between U.S. Nuns and Vatican’s Doctrinal Office / Religion News Service

A senior Vatican official on Tuesday (May 20) tried to defuse the damaging rift between the Vatican and U.S. nuns after a recent rebuke over obedience and doctrinal differences.

“Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, who heads the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life that oversees men’s and women’s religious orders, said there had been ‘sensitive times,’ but relations between religious orders and the Holy See remained ‘very close.'”

By Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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