Is the new Pope an enemy of cronyism?

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I don’t know much about Pope Francis. Some of what I do know I disagree with. But boy is this guy a breath of fresh air from Ratzinger. And he appears to be a man of authenticity and value. I of course have no real idea, but this article offers some insight into the man and it appears that he is taking on some of the most entrenched cronyism there is at the Vatican.

The Cardinals make the US Senate look like a gathering of open minded college kids.

(From NBC News)

“The church is or should go back to being a community of God’s people, and priests, pastors and bishops who have the care of souls, are at the service of the people of God,” he said.

The pope suggested that the church should rethink the relationship between its leaders and the faithful.

“Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy,” he said.

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