Vatican Diary / Collegiality yes, democracy no

Apr 16, 2013 Full story: Free Republic

For the first time in history, eight cardinals from the five continents will advise the pope "in the governance of the universal Church." But they have not been elected.

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#1 Apr 16, 2013
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"'Then there is the problem of the relationship of the curia with the pope, and also with the bishops of the whole world. One thing is clear: the curia cannot be anything other than an instrument at the service of the pope ...'"

As defenders of the staus quo, the curia has been at odds with every papal reformer from John XXIII to John Paul I.

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#2 Apr 16, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Free Republic:
"'Then there is the problem of the relationship of the curia with the pope, and also with the bishops of the whole world. One thing is clear: the curia cannot be anything other than an instrument at the service of the pope ...'"
As defenders of the staus quo, the curia has been at odds with every papal reformer from John XXIII to John Paul I.
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