Vatican feuds, fiefdoms, betrayals await next pope

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    With 5.5 Billion in their church, the Church has not dealt with the morality situation of their own leaders. With the $600M in the Los Angeles Cardinal's area alone has been the opposite of leadership on the basic qualities of integrity, honesty and especially moral values with those people and families that were offended.

    They need basics for individuals and not the hierarchy of traditions with examples of decency not covering up problems. This Pope is older than the previous Pope when he passed away. To have to deal with all these legal decisions in various nations and especially in the United States of America that has a separation of Church and State, it has got to be a significant impact for the past two Popes.

    The title "Vatican feuds, fiefdoms, betrayals await next pope" is appropriate in a world with instant communications in all their populous countries around the world, especially in Latin America. If he is out of the choosing process and hasn't left a path for a successor that will be a difficult process. I was on a Portuguese island 3 days during mourning when John Paul I passed away, after only 33 days as Pope.

  • John Wilson Idaho Falls, 00
    Feb. 23, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    With all of the nasty things said about the LDS Church in various publications, I would have thought the DN would have letf this alone. The LDS Church and the world benefits greatly by having and organization as large as the Catholic Church standing up for many important moral values.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    Feb. 22, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    A great and good man has stepped off the world stage.
    Let us that the next leader of 5.5 million ROMAN CATHOLICS is as wise and good.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Feb. 22, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    I recall as a kid reading the comic where Superman dies. My friend and I spent a long time afterwards discussing who should take over as leader of the Justice League. This was extremely important as the fate of the world could depend on the power and moral character of the leader, and how they would shape the future of the non-super hero human population of Earth under their care.

    I’ve since put away childish things, but can’t help to sometimes long for those days when our harmless fantasies seemed so pressing. Sometimes we even dressed up in elaborate costumes which made it all the more real and relevant… to us.