He may be an exception, but his example proves that grace can confound the expectations and machinations of curial politics.
There is only one Italian on the list, Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, who is not part of the Roman curial inner circle.
An older pope who does not know which curial offices and officers need the ax, will be even easier to ignore than Benedict.
c.1600, one of the ten divisions of each of the three ancient Roman tribes; also "the Senate-house of Rome," from Latin curia "court," perhaps from *co-wiria "community of men." Transferred to the Papal court (1840).