Pope Francis is a force for positive change within the Roman Catholic Church. He represents a major change in direction for the church. By revitalizing and breathing new life into over 1.5 billion strong institution, like the Catholic Church, the new Pope is actually revitalizing and breathing new life into the whole mankind of the ‘global village’. This particular facet of his characteristics has been the focus of my study/Pope-Francis: the-Layman’s-Pope/ in page 342 to 347 in my book LIFE ON MELTDOWN published in Kerala–India in March 2014.
As a first major step towards righting many wrongs in the Church, the pontiff has shown all the indication that celibacy of the clergy may be the foremost obstacle for bringing some inevitable positive changes in the Church, and therefore in the world. He may be certainly believing that married priesthood would right many wrongs. This aspect has already been extensively studied in chapter 13: rape-of-mind: role-of-organized-religions-in-the-degeneration-of-spiritual-faculties/ in my book LIFE ON MELTDOWN published in Kerala–India in March 2014.
Recently when the Vatican’s Secretary of State has told a Venezuelan newspaper that the issue of mandatory priestly celibacy may be discussed, the news has not surprised me.