These three key words probably say much more about the government of Pope Francis than do the expressions that instead immediately caught on in the public opinion, such as “the outward-looking [...]
This week, two news items say a lot about Pope Francis’s modus operandi and show more clearly some dynamics and expectations that have arisen during the pontificate. The first item is the decision to have an internal inspection of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The second is the
Some were thinking of a transitional pontificate. Others said that three or four years of Bergoglio would be enough to resolve some Church situations, and they shared information to well-connected journalists who published it. On March 13, however, Pope Francis reached the eighth anniversary of his pontificate.
The anniversary fell after a trip [...]
With Cardinal Robert Sarah’s retirement, the chain reaction of new posts in the Roman Curia has begun, which will redesign the balance of power of the Vatican. During the year, Pope Francis could change six heads of congregations and finally complete the text of the Curia’s reform, thus definitively remaking the Vatican in [...]
With the appointment of its first lay woman secretary-general, and the first anywhere in the world, the German Bishops’ Conference last week wanted to indicate the fruits of the Synodal Path of the Church in Germany. In short, a signal that the changes they are discussing will be implemented, whether Rome wants it or [...]