Francis has no desire to go down in history as a “transitional” pope. That which he is doing, he wants it to survive his departure. And to make sure of this he is institutionalizing the things dearest to him, he is making them stable, with all the numbers to keep moving forward on their own.
For his successor, Francis has prearranged even more. He has dismissed all the members of the Pontifical Academy for Life and has appointed new ones.
With the difference that while before they were all adamantly united against abortion, artificial procreation, and euthanasia, today that is no longer so, each member of the academy thinks his own way. Because what must be put in first place is dialogue.
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