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5 Of The Harshest Things Pope Francis Has Said To Vatican Curia

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 22:  Pope Francis exchanges Christmas greetings with the Roman Curia at the Clementina Hall
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 22: Pope Francis exchanges Christmas greetings with the Roman Curia at the Clementina Hall on December 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis received the heads and other senior officials of the departments of the Roman Curia today, in their traditional exchange of Christmas greetings. In remarks prepared for the occasion and delivered this morning, the Holy Father focused on the need for those who serve in the curia especially those in positions of power and authority. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

For the second year running, Pope Francis delivered what sounded like a not so Christmas-y Christmas message to Vatican Curia. In his 2014 Christmas greeting, Pope Francis didn't waste too much time with niceties but instead shared 15 "ailments" the Curia should rid itself of. How's that for "Merry Christmas"?

Whether offering praise or criticism, Pope Francis certainly has a way with words. Here are five examples of the harshest things the pope has said to the Curia:

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