The news emerged last week that the Pope has named Bishop Kevin J Farrell of Dallas to head the Vatican’s new office for laity, family and life.
I spoke to Fr Mark Drew to find out just what this appointment means…
00:36 Who is Bishop Kevin Farrell?
03:40 What is the significance of this new Vatican body?
05:09 What do we know about Bishop Farrell’s views on Communion for the divorced and remarried?
06:45 “The defining moral issue of our time”
08:25 How much progress has Pope Francis made in reforming the Curia?
10:00 The ‘smell of the sheep’ in the Curia