On the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone – Pope Francis I. Title – A quote from the songs of Bob Dylan’s “The Times – they are a-changin”. Cover is not a formality, in the magazine a huge article devoted to the phenomenon of the new head of the Vatican.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio election was a compromise for the three warring parties Cardinals, but all of a sudden he was an independent figure and started to pursue independent policies bright. Taking the name of St. Francis, the Argentine, as it turned out, in fact symbolically formulated its program of modesty, simplicity and openness of the common people, and hostility to the ceremonies and attempts to isolate themselves from the real world. But it is not only in the external manifestations, calling himself the first Bergoglio seems determined to seriously change the Roman Catholic Church.
In this way, apart from the issue of abortion and homosexuality, in addition to the scandals of pedophile priests and the attacks of radical atheists, at the 266th Vicar of the Holy See, there are two major opponents: the influential conservative circles dissatisfied polukommunisticheskoy rhetoric dad who directly accuses prosperity and ideology of the free market ills of modern humanity, and the Curia itself, several thousand employees who are used to define the lives of countless Catholic world, the pontiff, as a rule, is a hostage of the bureaucratic machine with a long history and tradition of Byzantine intrigue.
In this vein, the famous Francis refusal of rich Vatican chambers in exchange for a modest apartment – not only wise propaganda gesture, but also a cunning political maneuver that allows him to hide from prying eyes and get rid of the nanny. Employees protocol horror say that Francis is your own schedule with ease on the move it changes, although his predecessors entirely trusted secretaries themselves. But ignorance is not only a new environment pope as it turns out, no one knows whether the affable and welcoming Argentine friends. All his spare time, Francis prefers to be alone, and although, as we know, he talks a lot of these moments with someone on the phone, no one knows who the trustees pontiff and what its strategic plans.
It is obvious that such a person was needed Vatican throne – can not only breathe new meaning to the word of love and compassion, but also ready to change the life of the Church from within. One result is already clear: in Catholic churches worldwide markedly increased parishioners.