Francis’ new order Premium19 June 2014 | by Ladislas Orsy
An unnoticed Vatican promotion last month gives the strongest hint of how the Pope plans to press the reform agenda Pope Francis, on 1 April this year, addressed a letter to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, informing the cardinal of his decision “to raise the undersecretary of the synod, Fabio Fabene, to the dignity of bishop”. The Vatican made the communication public but the media found little to report and the analysts nothing much to comment on. Yet that brief letter may well be to date one of the most significant documents of the present pontificate. In it, Francis announced his intent and committed himself to move towards collegial government.To understand and appreciate the full meaning of the event, we must re
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