That headline is correct; it’s not “curia in retreat.”
- It will be held at a retreat center about twenty miles outside of Rome
- It will be led by a parish pastor of the diocese of Rome well-regarded as a spiritual director
According to Cindy Wooden, CNS journalist, Pope Paul favored Jesuit preachers. Under the last two popes, retreat masters were often fairly well-known figures.
Could have been an opportunity for a woman to lead, but maybe the Holy Father doesn’t know enough women spiritual directors. As it is, a plain ol’ presbyter is an interesting choice.