On his majesty secret service / From Vatican with love.
Having been recently elected, the brand new Pope is rising all kind of thoughts and feelings.
One will have to make a serious and deep investigation, in order to find the real facts of the past of His Highness.
On one hand Francis I (formerly, Jorge Mario Bergoglio), is being pointed as collaborator with the military dictatorship in Argentina, between 1976 and 1983. However, and quite contradictory, he is also described as committed to protect Jesuits during the same years, and regime.
So, right from the start, there is a big suspicion hanging over him, which he will have to prove wrong with his acts in the next months/years.
He said he wanted to make a “poor Church, for the poor”. Although one could think he will not forget poverty, or even fight it in the most unequal places on Earth, one could well read behind his words, that he will just take “spiritual relief” to the poor, to keep the social calm and avoid any revolts and/or riots.
I must admit, that accepting the appointment from one of the most corrupt and controversial institutions in the whole world, makes me think he is already guilty. No one will ever be able to revert the current state of the Vatican and the wealth and Real Estate businesses it’s been involved for so many centuries. A man in his position, and having being voted by his peers, cannot be optimistic/naive, about this aim.
The other aspect to remark, is about his statements about the woman. To me, any catholic woman should be on fire today, and demanding rectification and/or withdrawal of these expressions.
Myself, I’m following the page of Col. Chris Hadfield on Facebook, in which he is posting in real time, pictures and facts about his day-to-day activities. It’s difficult to conceive that this and the new Pope’s statements on women, are contemporary, and followed by the same individuals, without any questioning.