The people applauding the end of the, "Pope-King" and, "Vatican Court" need to read some history.
They're applauding their own delusion that there will be a "common man" cluster frolic of the sort they want to see when the fact is what they're getting is the stripped down, no frills, intensely focused, victory oriented, court of a Warrior King.
My bet is they're going to like what's coming a lot less than they liked the "Vatican Court" they complained about mostly because they envied it's traditions and obvious connections to two thousand years of Christianity.
I’m still busy laughing at all the people who are upset that he isn’t an Ayn Rand libertarian type.
In any case I admire a Pope who shuns security details and drives a cheap Volkswagon over a Merc.
Good observations. One of the points of poverty for St. Francis of Assisi was that a friar could be a fearless evangelist if he had nothing to lose but his life.
I’m looking forward to the installation on Tuesday!