The Roman Curia is the admeenistrative apparatus o the Haly See[notes 1] an the central body throu which the Roman Pontiff conducts the affairs o the universal Catholic Kirk.


  1. The Haly See is eften referred tae as "the Vatican", a wird o mony meanins, syne it can refer tae the geographical aurie, kent bi that name even afore Christianity, tae the residence o the Pape, tae the Haly See, an tae the State o Vatican Ceety, which wis creatit in 1929