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Podcast: Can Pope Francis reform the Curia?

Pope Francis talks with cardinal Angelo Sodano as they arrive for a special consistory with cardinals and bishops, in the Synod hall at the Vatican where he will brief them on curial reform (PA)

Everyone expects Pope Francis to reform the Roman Curia. But can he actually do it? This week he summoned the world’s cardinals to Rome for an update on his progress.

But almost two years after his election has he actually made much progress? If not, what’s stopping him?

To find out, I spoke to Fr Mark Drew, an English parish priest who keeps a keen eye on Vatican affairs.

You can read Fr Drew’s full explanation of why curial reform is taking so long in this week’s Catholic Herald magazine. You can take up our amazing 12 issues for £12 offer here.