Rorate Caeli

Uh-oh, undue pressure on the Pope begins again.

Now, on the new Pope. It seems merely changing the Pope really does not solve the matter of undue pressures, now apparently coming from those close to him.

Italian gossip website Dagospia (it is a terribly classless page, but widely read in Italy because a small part of its items actually turn out to be true) mentioned yesterday that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, has already tendered his resignation to the Pope (of course), and that the Pope is being pressured to accept it immediately - mostly, Dagospia claims, by the Super-Cardinals of his advisory Council.

It seems hard to believe that much of the situation will change before people return from the August summer vacation - and Father Lombardi, Holy See spokesman, denied the rumors today: "Cardinal Bertone works peacfully, holds his audiences with the Pope, they speak often regarding work matters: we saw him today [yesterday] in the Vatican Basilica along with Pope Francis and will travel with him to Rio de Janeiro in July."(Globalist.it)

6 comments:

Woody said...

Another disturbing sign: at the CTV coverage of the May 31 rosary in Saint Peter's Square, the TV kept coming back to focus close up on Cardinal Sodano. Oy.

David L Alexander said...

Hey, Bertone's quitting. Isn't that a good thing? Maybe starting at the top is a good place to, uh, start.

authoressaurus said...

Yes, I thought Sodomo was the main one we want to see relieved, with Bertone coming in second. What's the deal?

Royce Cardinal Reed, STD said...

Bertone is a sneaky snake, at least according to the information given to Mons. Fellay. Time to go!

Common Sense said...

Under the purple garb low form of life is hiding. Multiply Sodano and Bertone by thousand and you just get to scretch the surfice.

Jeff said...

Sodano? Bertone? Why do we want either of them to go?

Sodano's retired anyway. Isn't he?