Thank you. I have no interest whatsoever in what the media wants; I'm interested in what believers and clergy feel are the needs of the Roman Catholic Church, in the context of this Curia issue. Are there functional problems with the Curia, an entrenched bureaucracy not necessarily responsive to the Pope, for instance? Are there matters of corruption, patronage, or incompetence--padding of the payrolls, that have not been addressed? I've heard priests on EWTN, which tends to be traditional, speaking of reforming the Curia---I doubt they were referring to the cultural issues of the day, or in changing age old teachings.
Thank you both, for what you have advised.
What is this issue of national synods about? What has changed about Roman Catholic Church governance? What existed before, and when? What is in its place?
Remember, I am Orthodox and not familiar with governance matters in Roman Catholicism.
By the way, I am rather inspired by the traditions related the the announcement of the Papal election and observing the new Pope establishing his papacy.