Skip to comments.Before Smoke Rises at Vatican, Itís Romans vs. the Reformers
Posted on 03/12/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT by haffast
VATICAN CITY The cardinals who enter the papal conclave on Tuesday will walk into the Sistine Chapel in a single file, but beneath the orderly display, they are split into competing lineups and power blocs that will determine which man among them emerges as pope.
The main divide pits the cardinals who work in the Vatican, the Romans, against the reformers, the cardinals who want the next pope to tackle what they see as the Vaticans corruption, inefficiency and reluctance to share power and information with bishops from around the world.
But the factions in this conclave do not break along geographical lines, and in fact, they have produced alliances that are surprisingly counterintuitive: the Romans top preference appears to be a Brazilian, and the reformers are said to be pushing for an Italian.
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I just don’t buy what the secular press is peddling.
A reformer in time for the 500 year anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses? Who’d have thunk....
Means nothing to a Southern Foot washing Baptist.