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  • Gloria.TV News on the 11th of December 2015

    11 December 2015, 08:00
    No Time: Pope Francis has cancelled a visit to Milan scheduled for May 7th. This was perceived as an affront against Milan Cardinal Scola. The official reason is: too many commitments during the Holy Year. But Italian media were quick in pointing out that next year Francis has time to visit Mexico and Poland. In 2013, Scola tried twice to invite Francis to the Expo in Milan, but was given the cold shoulder. In 2014 Francis cancelled in the last minute a visit at the Roman hospital Gemelli where Cardinal Scola was waiting for him. The visit to Milan was re-scheduled for 2017, but then Scola could already be retired.
    Success? Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the former head of Vatican Bank, has warned that one reform wanted by Pope Francis risks to have – quotation marks – “success”: the Pope’s aim to produce a poor Church. Gotti sees the Italian Church tax in danger and fears a decline of donations. About the two and a half years during which Pope Francis has tried to clean up the Church’s finances he writes: “I have …

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