“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
I wrote a short post last week called “Gandolfo, And Step On It” about the power struggle within the Vatican and the real paedophilia and money laundering reasons that Pope Benedict resigned.
Latest report emanating from Rome say that the power struggle is continuing.
Not only that, but an American, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is in the running, so to speak.
Apparently while the Italian mob within the Curia — which is the influential Vatican bureaucracy — favor Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer as the new Pope because they believe they could control him, numerous other reform-minded Cardinals want an independent Pope not beholden to the bureaucrats in any way.
Not so long ago even the idea that an American could become Pope was once thought to be so outlandish that it was dismissed out of hand.
But the world has changed dramatically for the Roman Catholic Church and new circumstances have arisen which make it plausible for an American to become the new papa.
It is still very much an outside chance but it is interesting that Cardinal Dolan has even a potential shot at the title.
So place your bets now folks!