At the end of a detailed account of Francis’ meetings with cardinals and a few other activities, all with a view to Vatican reforms and with a scent of change in the air, this seasoned (Italian) vaticanista offers a sort of worrisome conclusion, with emphases by the writer, not this reader:
Pope Francis’ image is not at stake, though. The governability of the Church is at stake. The transition toward the “new world” will not be painless, as no change is. But in this case, it seems it will be worse since the criticism is also raised by people loyal to Pope Francis. Pope Francis has never been as alone as he is now.
More than a scent, on second thought. Instead, something ominous maybe.