The revolution continues Premium16 January 2014 | by Robert Mickens
New cardinals announced
With last weekend’s list of the 19 men chosen to receive the red hat, Pope Francis made it clear that his reforms will encompass the College of Cardinals as well as the Curia. His choices, and the public letter he sent them, spell out that he wants his new men to embrace simplicity and humility When Pope Francis was elected Bishop of Rome last March, he was given a clear mandate to reform a badly mismanaged Roman Curia and a Vatican City tainted by cronyism and financial scandal. But he soon surprised people, including the cardinals who elected him, by making it clear that he was going to do more than just clean up the Church’s central bureaucracy. Instead, over the past 10 months he has set in motion a profound reform of the very papacy itself. He has also begun revamping th
Register for free articles a month or subscribe now from £53* for 6 months unlimited access to article content.
Subscribe now and enjoy access to all parts of the tablet website, Including its 175 year archive...
Delivered to you each week
Read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device
For institutions: read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Most Read Articles
Manage my subcription hereManage
Sign up for our newsletterSign Up