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Pell: "The Pope Does Not Want the Vatican to be Seen as a Renaissance Court"
La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 6/27/13 | Gerard O'Connell

Posted on 06/27/2013 7:50:00 PM PDT by marshmallow

One of the eight cardinal advisors of Francis, shares his impressions on Francis’s first 100 days, and envisages “a major re-configuration of the Roman Curia”.

The cardinal archbishop of Sydney, George Pell, in Rome for various meetings in the Vatican, granted me this interview on June 24, in which he shared his impressions on Pope Francis’s first 100 days in office and discussed the reform of the Roman Curia.

“We’ve got a different type of Pope” who is “doing very well”, he said. But he also expressed some concern for the pope’s health because of “the cracking pace” at which he has begun his work.

Pell, one of the Pope’s eight cardinal advisors said he envisages “a major re-configuration” of the Roman Curia and hopes a better way can be set up to select people for positions at all levels in it.

Francis has been pope for 100 days. What are the two or three things that stand out in your mind from this period?

I think his recent encounter with the Harley Davidson riders was emblematic. Thousands of them came on these enormous motorbikes on Sunday morning to get a blessing from Francis. By all accounts, the Pope was perfectly at home with them, and blessed them. They gave him two big motorbikes which he’s going to sell off and give the proceeds to the poor.

I think that’s emblematic that we’ve got a different type of a pope. He’s a pope who very much understands the importance of symbols, and he’s inclined to talk through stories and parables.

He took the name of Francis. St Francis of Assisi was distinguished for many things, including one saying that’s allegedly come from him where he tells his brothers: “Preach (the Gospel) by deeds and, if necessary use words”. Now I think......

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1 posted on 06/27/2013 7:50:00 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: Brian Kopp DPM
“We’ve got a different type of Pope” who is “doing very well”, [the cardinal archbishop of Sydney, George Pell] said. But he also expressed some concern for the pope’s health because of “the cracking pace” at which he has begun his work. Pell, one of the Pope’s eight cardinal advisors said he envisages “a major re-configuration” of the Roman Curia and hopes a better way can be set up to select people for positions at all levels in it.

As you were saying....

2 posted on 06/27/2013 8:48:00 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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