He did so as they were 11 months into a 5 year term.  We have been waiting for actions like this.

I think we all know there won't be a lot of change in the catholic church re abortion (even though his belief that it shouldn't be a priority is pretty major imo) and for those of us who really like this pope we do so seeing the flaws as well. Women will be another issue but one i hope to see slow change in during his reign. However in other areas he has been a breath of fresh air and now he is starting to clean up the corruption in the bank.

Francis’ move essentially undid a decree issued last year by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who confirmed the Vatican Bank’s supervisory body for another five years, just days before announcing his retirement. The most high-profile figure sacked on Wednesday was Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Benedict’s secretary of state and the face of administrative woes of Benedict’s papacy.

This is a big deal. Firings are not the norm at the bank, they have gone their own way for ages with the occasional individual ousted rather than only one individual kept

Originally posted to vc2 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 07:14 AM PST.

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