It is well known at this stage that the Catholic Church has a new Papal leader, a seemingly humble and simple Jesuit from Argentina.
What perhaps is not so well known, is that before his recent death, another Jesuit Cardinal laid out the path for his inevitable election by pointing out that "Our culture has aged, our churches are big and empty and the church bureaucracy rises up, our rituals and our cassocks are pompous," (Martini said in the interview published in Italian daily Corriere della Sera.)
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Given that the new Pope has eschewed pomp and ceremony at every opportunity, isn't it fair to say that the culture of pomp and ceremony within the Catholic Church has necessarily been given the heave at the behest of the advice of the now deceased Jesuit Cardinal Martini, and now being implemented by his fellow Jesuit?
It should be said also, that when the new Pope Bergoglio was offered the Papal Cape, he refused, reportedly saying, "the carnival is over"!