In a New Constitution, the Pope Sets Out to Overhaul the Vatican

Jason Horowitz of The New York Times reports that Pope Francis has issued a new Vatican constitution that seeks to reform the bureaucracy and structure of its governing body, the Roman Curia. Horowitz writes, “The constitution, running 54 pages, newly stipulates that baptized lay Catholics, including women, can lead departments traditionally headed by cardinals and increases institutional efforts to protect minors by incorporating the pope’s clergy abuse commission into the church’s government.” The document represents Francis’s view that the Church should continue to modernize and follow in the footsteps of the Second Vatican Council.

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