Pope Francis wants “absolute transparency,” pushes Vatican reform

February 12, 2015 11:40 AM

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis called for a Vatican that operates with “absolute transparency” as he gathered more than 165 cardinals in Rome for high-level meetings aimed at tackling one of the toughest challenges of his reformist papacy: overhauling the dysfunctional bureaucracy of the Roman Curia.

“The goal we are aiming for is always that of encouraging greater harmony in the work of the various (curial offices) in order to create a more effective collaboration in that absolute transparency that builds authentic … collegiality,” Francis said Thursday (Feb. 12) to a lecture hall filled with t...

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