Faith and Justice: What Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals are trying to do to the Roman Curia is a reorganization plan to gently downsize the Vatican.
A Roman Observer: Unlike predecessors, Pope Francis has not utilized the CDF prefect or his department, but is he making any moves to ensure a legacy that cannot be undone?
Monsignor Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda has confessed to leaking secret Vatican information to two journalists, telling a Holy See court he felt trapped and in danger.
A Roman Observer: In year four of this pontificate many hope that Pope Francis starts making some substantial structural changes that are unassailable.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
NCR Today: Francis in Africa; journalists protest rights' violations in trial; major changes coming to Curia; Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
A Roman Observer: Following his trip to Africa, Pope Francis is set to announce some major personnel and structural changes in the Roman Curia and other Vatican-related departments.
Faith and Justice: Difficult topics should have been examined by an ad hoc committee with a diverse membership, which should have reported back to the synod.
A Roman Observer: Many Catholics who are eager to see Pope Francis reform the Roman Curia have grown noticeably impatient with how long the project is taking.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' decision to call an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy looks more and more urgent with each passing day.