Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms

12 November 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
Pope Francis took to the balcony of St Peter’s Square on Sunday to face down opponents of his reforms of the Roman Curia. The dramatic initiative came two days before another speech setting out his vision for church renewal at an Italian Catholic convention in Florence. In a highly unusual move, Francis used his Sunday Angelus address to denounce the recent leaking of documents showing financial mismanagement at the heart of the Church, while stressing he was working with his advisers and the support of ordinary Catholics on a clean-up of the Vatican. “I wish to reassure you that this sad event certainly does not deter me from the reform project that we are carrying out, together with my advisers and with the support of all of you. Yes, with the support of the whole

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