Pope Francis on Friday publicly backed his new economy czar, who is overhauling the Vatican's administration amid grumblings from some Holy See bureaucrats about a perceived abrasive and secretive ... more 
Pope Francis on Friday publicly backed his new economy czar, who is overhauling the Vatican's administration amid grumblings from some Holy See bureaucrats about a perceived abrasive and secretive style. Francis acknowledged Cardinal George Pell's "tenacity" in calling the imposing Australian the Vatican's resident "rugby player." Francis echoed Pell's call for a new way of doing business at the Vatican in urging Holy See employees to embrace a "new mentality of evangelical service." The announcement, issued days after Pell and other members of Francis' "Group of Eight" cardinal advisers met, took many Vatican officials by surprise. less 
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Fri, May 2, 2014 4:31 PM EDT