giovedì 5 agosto 2021

Pope Francis, the keys to reading his universal judgment

(Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican)
The process that began in the Vatican on July 28th will not be a short one. Proof of this is that the first hearing, in which all the objections of the lawyers of the ten accused were presented, lasted 7 hours, without breaks, and the Vatican judges met for an hour and twenty minutes in the council chamber. They call it “the Pope’s Last Judgment,” and although the expression may betray its marketing appeal, it is by no means exaggerated. Much of the credibility of the pontificate is at stake in this process, a pontificate that has reached its eighth year without having finalized any of the promised reforms. (...)