EWTN Catholic Q&A
The Roman Curia
Question from Myles Bailey on 04-20-2005:

When will the new Pope appoint a new Curial staff??

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 04-21-2005:

I am not sure what you mean by a new Curial staff. The heads of the Curia departments serve entirely at the leisure of the pope and can be changes as he wishes and if he wishes. As for his personal household staff, that will likely not change as Archbishop James Harvey, Prefect of the papal Household, will probably remain in his position. Pope Benedict will also introduce his own secretaries, etc.