Vatican Reform

Pope Francis smiles as he addresses the Vatican Curia, in the Clementine hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2103. Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church. Francis made the comments in his Christmas address to the Vatican Curia, the bureaucracy that forms the central government of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool)