lunedì 22 maggio 2017

Pope Francis continues process of strengthening his legacy with five new cardinal picks from the 'peripheries'
The Tablet
(Christopher Lamb) When Pope Francis brought forward his trip to Egypt to April and cleared his diary for June, rumours started circulating in Rome that he was preparing to make a new batch of cardinals. It turns out the speculation was right. On Sunday, Francis announced he was admitting five new members to the world’s most exclusive club: the men dressed in the scarlet robes who have the task of electing the next Pope. For the Latin American pontiff, who has many powerful opponents inside the Church who are opposed to his reforms, choosing the makeup of the new body of cardinals is crucial as his successor will be tasked with implementing his legacy. (...)