The Roman Curia are the various departments of the Vatican. Called "dicasteries", the curial offices are the papal staff, and are responsible for much of the administration of the church at the international level. The documents included here are selected for their relevance to contemporary church issues, particularly Christian unity, inter-religious dialogue, justice, and peace. The documents are listed according to the originating dicastery (department).

Congregation for Catholic Education
Congrégation pour l'education catholique
Congregation for the Clergy
Congrégation pour le clergé
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Congrégation pour la doctrine de la foi

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is the curial department responsible for theological orthodoxy. It is the successor to the "Holy Office" and the Roman Inquisition. The Congregation has three sub-commissions: the International Theological Commission, the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and the Interdicasterial Commission for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The most recent prefect of the Congregation was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Conseil Pontifical pour la Promotion de l'Unité des Chrétiens

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity was formed during the preparatory phase of the Second Vatican Council. Established as a "secretariat", it was promoted to "pontifical council" in the late 1980's. The Council includes a "Commission for religious relations with the Jews" while relations with other world religions are lodged in an independent pontifical council. This reflects the importance that the church places on relations with Judaism, and the understanding that our Jewish roots are directly related to the basic ecumenical task. The current president of the pontifical council is Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue
Conseil Pontifical pour le Dialogue interreligieux
Pontifical Council for the Family
Conseil Pontifical pour la Famille
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Conseil Pontifical "Justice et Paix"
Pontifical Council for the Laity
Conseil Pontifical pour les Laïcs
Pontifical Council for Social Communications
Conseil Pontifical pour les Communications Sociales
Other curial documents
Les autres documents curiales

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