posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 03:06 AM
reply to post by boncho
The changes the Pope has made has increased his popularity among the people while at the same time irritating those in the Catholic Church hierarchy.
The manner in which he conducts himself seems to be an irritant to them. When he first started out, he skipped a traditional mass and instead went to
the streets to meet people. Its the first time the pope has skipped that particular mass in a long time (if I remember right).
My curiosity with all of his changes actually lays with the Diplomatic portion. We see a lot of changes internally and I am curious how those changes
will be received by the countries that have diplomatic relations with the Vatican. In particular China, who tolerates the Catholic church but only to
the extent the Vatican accepts hand picked clergy by the Chinese government.
The second is the Vatican's relationship with Islam. He seems more eager to engage and understand than his predecessors. Hopefully, with the change
in leadership at the Vatican, it will lead to a better understanding of both religions and possibly better relations.
As for defrocking the priests - It should have been done a loooong time ago. That's the one part of the Church I never did understand.
Either or I wouldn't worry about those defrocked priests. They can easily get a job with the TnA err TSA.