Saturday, February 16, 2013

"If the Cardinals choose Bertone, it is a suicide note"

The Catholic Church has over 1.2 billion followers and with all their human failings, the faith and intellect of the last two Popes have made their pontificates a success. Both of them, though, left the Vatican unchecked.

There’s only a slim hope that – as the noses of the cardinal electors sniff the stench of corruption and power politics that pervades the Vatican – they take a risk on a good man with the instincts of a radical reformer. If they choose Bertone, it’s a suicide note.

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Cathcon comment- Italians have the advantage of flexibility, which is an advantage in government but they can become rather too flexible when it comes to commercial dealings.
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