Vatican Leader

Would Pope Francis retire to make way for him?

Few institutions have been so powerful for so long as the papacy. Vatican City may be the smallest country in the world. Its army may be composed of a handful of Swiss Guards. But it commands the loyalty of over a billion Catholics worldwide. The Vatican Museums contain some of the world’s most priceless and iconic artworks. A word from the Catholic Church can change regimes—and has done so in living memory. Whoever sits on the papal throne sits on a throne of power.

That throne may soon get a new occupant.

Read more at “Is a Strong Vatican Leader Imminent?”

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