ARC: CONCEPT WORK
Fifteen Diseases of the Roman Curia

In his Christmas greetings, Pope Francis named fifteen diseases which weaken the body of the Curia. While reading the papal address I was immediately reminded of our ongoing conversations and inquiry into the minor vices.

". . . since the Curia is a dynamic body, it cannot live without nourishment and care. . . like any human body, it is also exposed to diseases, malfunctioning, infirmity. Here I would like to mention some of these probable diseases, “curial diseases”. They are the more common diseases in our life in the Curia. They are diseases and temptations which weaken our service to the Lord. I think a “listing” of these diseases – along the lines of the Desert Fathers who used to draw up such lists – will help us to prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation. . ." - excerpt from the Christmas address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Roman Curia (Clementine Hall Monday, 22 December 2014)

*see attached file for the entire address*

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