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Pope Francis begins spring cleaning at the Vatican, starting with the bank Comments

With Holy Week duties behind him, Pope Francis prepares to tackle some of the Church's major problems. First up, the Vatican Bank, which has been accused of laundering money. Pope Francis is starting with the bank as he plans to reform the Church into a model of austerity and honesty. Continue Reading

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  1. Mike Malone
    1 year ago

    A new broom sweeps clean!

  2. smith68
    1 year ago

    Our Holy Father is the Supreme Legislator, therefore, he has just changed the law.

  3. gerald Loehndorf
    1 year ago

    Your article is speculative at best, and scandalous at worst. You have no idea what the Pope is thinking, nor what "secret" report has been passed on between Benedict 16 and Francis 1.

    I do however, agree that traditionalists are upset with Francis' ideas. Maybe, since I am a traditionalist as well, it would be better for Francis to resign and plead for the return of Benedict 16.

  4. JoAnn
    1 year ago

    Well then, I guess my Church is guilty also. At the Mass of the Lord's Supper in my parish, the priests did the same thing. Women were also included in the washing of the feet. As a matter of fact, it has been done for years in the many parishes in which I have been a member. Grasping at straws are we? God bless.

  5. Sir Louis
    1 year ago

    "Traditionalists" are right to be upset, not because Pope Francis has "broken with tradition" but because his washing the feet of women is a direct violation of clear liturgical law. It is not helpful for the pope to engage in liturgical abuse.

  6. JoAnn
    1 year ago

    Our new Holy Father needs to be in our prayers constantly. We must pray for his safety and for his success in what he is proposing to do. The last time we had a Holy Father, John Paul I, who tried to do exactly what Pope Francis wants to do, John Paul I died very "mysteriously" after being in office only 33 days. He too, wanted to demote Cardinal Bertone and a few others in Rome to try to clean up the Vatican, but was cut down before he was able to accomplish the work. Notice Cardinal Bertone is still in charge Just because it's the Vatican doesn't mean that Satan isn't dwelling there also. Our Church is Holy but it is still run by men and all men are sinful. Pray, pray, pray. God bless.

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