The Debate

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough. He has been trying to reform the way the Church works, but this most recent tirade against Vatican bureaucracy was more hard-hitting than expected. What's he hoping to achieve? Is this how you modernise the Catholic Church?