Francis encountering curial opposition, cardinal says

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By Joshua J. McElwee, April 21, 2014, National Catholic Reporter On-line

Pope Francis is seeking to build a “new way of being church” for Roman Catholics in a similar way to how St. Francis of Assisi reported being told by God to repair the church during the 13th century, a cardinal who is one of the pontiff’s closest advisers said.

“There is a new concept of church here” in how the pope is governing the Vatican, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, speaking April 8 in St. Petersburg, Fla. “There is a new way of thinking, including the way of governing in the church, here.”

However, Rodríguez said, while Francis is popular among people around the world, he is facing opposition in the Roman Curia.  (To continue reading click this link.)


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