Cardinal Hummes, who is close to Cardinal Bergoglio, hugged and kissed him in the conclave as it became clear he would be elected Pope. Hummes said to him, “Don’t forget the poor.” This inspired the new pope to take the name “Francis.”

Now Cardinal Hummes has given an extensive interview to Folha de S. Paulo about the plans of the new pontificate.

“The church does not work anymore,” Hummes said. “We need new methods. Not just of the curia, but of many other things: our way of doing Mass, doing evangelization…”

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