martedì 26 settembre 2023

Pope Francis, unpredictability as a criterion

(Andrea Gagliarducci, Monday Vatican) Probably, the biggest mistake that has been made in trying to interpret Pope Francis is to look for a standard criterion for his decisions. Because, looking at the facts, Pope Francis’s only standard is the achievement of the short-term objectives he sets for himself. There is no long-term criterion, and there is no defined modus operandi. There is no real controlling idea. There is a plan, a desire to lead the Church to change her mentality, to be a “field hospital” and an outward looking Church. There is no controlling idea behind this plan. (...)