Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Reorg at the Vatican

Pope Benedict, who has spoken in the past about the need for greater efficiency in the Roman Curia, has made several modest changes in the operation of Vatican offices. For example, he has given the Congregation for Bishops the oversight for appointment of bishops in Eastern Europe; that function had been held by the Secretariat of State since the time of Pope Pius XII, who saw the need for careful diplomatic scrutiny of episcopal appointments in the Soviet bloc during the years of the Communist regime.

There is considerable speculation in Rome that the Pope will undertake more sweeping changes in the Roman Curia, with several proposals for reorganization already under discussion. The most persistent reports suggest that several pontifical councils might be combined into one office, and perhaps raised to the status of a congregation.

I suggest they use Microsoft Visio to map it out.

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