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Vatican Reforms

Are These The Bishops Under Investigation For Sex Abuse?

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has warned he has “zero tolerance” for child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and revealed that three bishops are ...

Why Pope Francis Is An Unsettling Boss

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) So what’s it like to come to work every day when your boss is the pope? At the one-year mark of Pope Francis’ election, the ...

Pope Francis Broke All The Rules In His Landmark First Year, But How Far Will He Go?

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — From his simple sound bites to his breaking of Vatican rules, Pope Francis has made being Catholic cool in his first year. He m...

Pope Francis Wants To Convert The Church

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As Pope Francis approaches the one-year mark of his papacy, his global flock and a fascinated public are starting to measure the ch...

Pope Plans Major Overhaul Of Vatican Finances

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty Wednesday amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the V...

Vatican Strikes Back At UN After Scathing Report

Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

After the UN published a damning report on the Vatican's record on priest abuse, human rights, as well as its stance on homosexuality, contraception, ...

Vatican Enlists McKinsey, KPMG As Consultant

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is enlisting more big-name consulting firms to advise it on structural and financial reforms, tapping McKinsey & Co....

'The Pope Doesn't Want Bureaucrats, He Wants Pastors'

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

ROME (RNS) As part of Pope Francis’ pastoral reforms, all 44 senior members of the Roman Curia, or governing body, must take turns hearing confessio...

Not So Fast! Says Vatican To Bishops

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican warned bishops on Tuesday not to reform faster than Pope Francis, after a German diocese said that some divorced and remarried...

Check Out The First Vatican Bank Report

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican took another step in its efforts to be more financially transparent by publishing a first-ever annual report for the Vatic...

'Humility And Ambition:' The Francis Reforms

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.01.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says he doesn't want a "Vatican-centric" church concerned about itself but a missionary church that reaches out to t...

Pope Cracks Down On Sex Abuse And Leaks In Vatican

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specif...