By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Common Sense from a Nigerian Cardinal

Here is an excerpt from the interview which can be found at the link below:

"You mention good governance. There are a lot of cardinals who have been talking about the need for good governance here in the Vatican, by which they mean there's a perception that business management here hasn't always been handled well over the last eight years. They're hoping the next pope will have the capacity to govern effectively. Would you agree that's an important consideration? [End of question by journalist]

[Answer by cardinal:] What I can say is that those who are talking this way are probably those who have regular contact with the Roman Curia, but the curia is just a small little minority of the whole church of God. We in Nigeria don't know what's happening in the Roman Curia, so I can't say whether it's running well or not. Even the case of the butler, who took papers off the desk of the pope, for me is not a big deal. There are those who consider the running of the Roman Curia very important, but I'm more interested in how we're able to project the message of Jesus to our people. Not only Catholics, but everybody … those are the issues I'm looking at."

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(By the way, for the record and speaking personally of course, I do not find anyone here in the States that even comes close to the refreshing manner of speaking of this gentleman from Africa.)