Analysis: Pope Francis centralizes authority with reform of Diocese of Rome
January 17, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis recently issued a motu proprio in which he reorganized the administration of the Rome diocese.
“With the reform, Pope Francis firmly took over the reins of the vicariate, or hierarchy, of the diocese,” writes Andrea Gagliarducci. “Everything is centralized, and everything must pass, at least formally, under the control of the pontiff.”
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