ORF, the Austrian national broadcasting corporation, reports on a documentary on Pope Francis to be aired tomorrow:
The pope is of the viewpoint that the curia is in need of reform. It is tied to old traditions that are long since obsolete. The pope says this in the documentary film “Papst Franziskus: ‘Wie Gott will'”[“Pope Francis: ‘As God Wills’”], which the TV platform Sky Atlantic broadcasts on Monday.
“I do not say this in the negative sense, but it has to change,” said the pope. In the documentary film, from which a few excerpts were made public, the pope reported, among other things, on his problems with Vatican protocol.
“I have a thousand problems with ceremonial protocol but I must respect it. Do you know the difference between terrorism and ceremonial protocol? You can negotiate with terrorism,” said the pope in the film, which came about in collaboration with the Jesuit priest Antonio Spadaro, chief editor of the Jesuit newspaper “Civilta Cattolica.”