posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 10:31 AM
Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras said that the old “constitution is over.”
I can't over express how big a deal that statement is. It's very, very big !!
Pope Francis will basically be tossing out the old Vatican constitution and will be
replacing it. He has a group of 8 cardinals from around the world that he has
picked to help him do so. Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley from Boston is one of them.
Only one - Bertello - is from Italy.
Remember .. the Vatican isn't just the head of the Catholic church with 1 billion followers.
It's also a country.
To be clear - this is a new constitution .. not a new catechism.
This is not a change in beliefs. It is a complete change on how the Catholic church operates.
It's a change of direction. It's a modernization of mechanics ... not of root doctrine.
And it's going to tick off the old establishment.
When that old establishment gets ticked ... people die.
(it wouldn't surprise me if a string of 'surprise' deaths occur in Rome in the next year or two)
Vatican Insider - Francis officially establishes “Council of
Cardinals” to advise on Church government and Curia reform
In the chirograph, Francis states: “Now, after mature reflection, I consider it opportune, through this Chirograph, to officially institute as a
" Council of Cardinals ‘, whose task is to help in the government of the universal Church and to study a draft revision of the Apostolic
Constitution Pastor bonus on the Roman Curia.” ...
The council will not only be addressing the reform of the Roman Curia but will also be responsible for advising on the government of the universal
A clue on what Pope Francis is thinking - Pope Francis
- " There's too much centralism in the Church"
Pope Francis is continuing the dialogue he began with founder of Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, last September. Francis said
the one “defect” the Curia has is that it is “too Vatican-centred”. He suggested following in the footsteps of the Second Vatican Council and
announced his decision “to look to the future with a modern spirit and to be open to modern culture.”
“Being open to modernity is a duty”. Bergoglio met Scalfari in the Vatican and discussed his plans for Church reform.
Oh .. the old guard at the Vatican are going to HATE him!!
Rome Reports (Video available)
Pope Francis Appoints 8 Cardinals - Revising Church Constitution
Conservatives and traditionalists, however, have reacted with dismay and downright alarm at the direction Francis has taken, particularly in the
interview with the Jesuit-run La Civilta Cattolica, in which he bemoaned the church’s obsession with “small-minded rules.”
The seven other cardinals who will attend the meetings are Francisco Javier Errazuriz from Chile, Oswald Gracias from India, Reinhard Marx from
Germany, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya from Congo, George Pell from Australia, Sean Patrick O’Malley from the United States and Giuseppe Bertello of
edit on 10/1/2013 by FlyersFan because: Spelling