Life on the Papal Beat

The New York Times’ Rachel Donadio writes on her experience as a journalist covering the Vatican, and what Pope Francis has done to change the Catholic Church. “In the two short years since his election, Pope Francis has managed an unusual feat: He has become as beloved by the international news media and the secular intelligentsia as by his own flock of 1.2 billion,” Donadio writes. “Francis may rewrite the role of pope, may even change the world, but he may not be able to change the Vatican, where for centuries the Roman curia, career Vatican bureaucrats, have bedeviled efforts at reform.”

Read at The New York Times

© 2011 Religion & Politics