Meaning of Curia Romana

Cu'ria Ro•ma'na

Pronunciation: (rō-mā'nu, -mä'-), [key]
— Roman Cath. Ch.
  1. the body of congregations, offices, permanent commissions, etc., that assist the pope in the government and administration of the church.
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