The aging of the Vatican

Although not quite as senior as Pope Francis’ 84 years, for the most part they are not far behind, with almost half the Curia’s most important departments currently led by prelates past the retirement age of 75. Such a relatively large number of prelates heading Vatican dicasteries past their retirement age is unusual and points to a significant turnover of curial leadership in the coming months or years.
 

 

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