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How Pope Francis is reforming the Roman Curia

On Pentecost, the birthday of the church, Pope Francis’ reform of the church’s central government will officially come into effect. A new constitution of the Roman Curia, “Praedicate Evangelium” (“Preach the Gospel”), seeks to ensure the Curia’s mission is one of service to the pope and local churches for the purposes of evangelization. Crucially, it opens the path for laypeople to lead Vatican offices, something that has far-reaching implications and that is part of Francis’ attempts to address clericalism in church structures.

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