(RNS) If the pope seemed to strike a lighter tone during his benchmark Christian address, Francis made it clear he won’t let up on his drive to overhaul the church.
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) At the start of traditional Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia the pope said he was suffering from flu and excused himself for reading the speech sitting down. But his voice was strong and he showed no signs of weakening on his overhaul at the top.
NEW YORK (RNS) Despite intense opposition from some conservatives and new revelations of financial scandals in the Vatican, Pope Francis is at peace with his reformist course, says Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.
(RNS) There have been other attempts to reorganize the Curia, but many have resisted efforts to reform the papal bureaucracy; they know that popes come and go, but the Vatican civil service remains.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At 78, Pope Francis isn’t expected to have a lengthy pontificate. So how does he beat the clock to ensure his reforms live on after he does?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Transforming the dynamic of Vatican power is key to what Pope Francis considers his greater goal: reorienting Catholicism itself to face the new challenges of the third millennium.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Avoid “that smoldering anger which makes us brood over wrongs we have received,” Francis told the new princes of the church. “No! This is unacceptable in a man of the church.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The overhaul is taking longer than expected and is still encountering resistance. But Francis is gathering 150 cardinals in Rome for two days to press ahead.