Posted 21 July 2015
"'The Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.' In that one sentence Cardinal Pell puts his finger on what is wrong with Laudato Si', Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment.In that document, Francis waded into an argument about climate change and took sides. ...In an interview in Thursday's Financial Times, the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy stepped out of line. It was a brave thing to do: Pell's wholesale reform of the Vatican's finances is making him plenty of enemies as it is, and now he's even more vulnerable to attack." Damian Thompson, writing in The Spectator, UK.