“In the curia there are holy people, truly holy people,” Francis reportedly told the Latin American delegation.
By the time the group officially meets, the pope will have likely already shaken up the curia with new appointments for key roles.
But he has only been in the job for six months, and his promise of reforming the curia may just be the tip of the iceberg.
"The events of recent days involving the curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart," he said.
Then he suddenly summoned the Vatican Council II, whose reforms the curia and recent popes have in effect sought to roll back.
Hence nobody could belong to the Roman people, unless he was a member of a Roman gens, and thus a member of a curia and tribe.
It was for her sake alone that he took no thought for the ivory seat in the curia.
Some imagine it to have been a curia, others a Basilica, and others an Exchange.
It does not stand on the Comitium, or before the curia, nor under the old shops.
In Borgia's time the curia outdid itself, and Borgia led the way.
c.1600, one of the ten divisions of each of the three ancient Roman tribes; also "the Senate-house of Rome," from Latin curia "court," perhaps from *co-wiria "community of men." Transferred to the Papal court (1840).