Pope Francis, resignation or end of pontificate?
In an interview published on December 18 by the ABC newspaper, Pope Francis revealed that he had written a letter of resignation and that this was delivered to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, then Vatican Secretary of State. The resignation would become valid if the Pope is prevented, for health reasons, from carrying out the [...]
Pope Francis, which doctrine of the faith?
The bombshell, launched by the website Messa in Latino last week, concerns the appointment of the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. If the rumors will be confirmed, he will be still a religious (Cardinal Ladaria, exiting, is a Jesuitt), but younger, a bishop and German of the orientation of [...]
Pope Francis, the policy of looking closely
Pope Francis particularly loves personal contact with people. And this is not only when he is in the general audience in the square but also, in general, when he has to enter into more demanding conversations. Instead of institutional contacts, he prefers personal contacts. Instead of reports from the Secretariat of State, he likes [...]
Pope Francis, pragmatism and the decisions to be taken
The interview that Pope Francis granted this week to the Jesuit magazine America is a synthesis of Pope Francis’ pragmatic worldview. Indeed, the Pope is faithful to the principle that realities are greater than ideas, and he looks to the world in concrete terms, in a way that is pragmatic to the point [...]