Francis Has A Holiday. The World Holds His Breath.
I am unable to understand the fuss.
I remember when Popes went to Castel Gandolfo for weeks at a time and no one said a word, or found it strange.
The Unholy Father has, most probably, simply decided he should rest, like everyone else.
One should send them some books in order that he may profit from this time. A good, pre V II Catechism, a lot of Garrigou-Lagrange, some Aquinas, things like that.
When he goes back from the holidays, we might have a Pope who opens his mouth without scandalising each and every halfway instructed Catholic.
I strongly expect Francis not to go to Castel Gandolfo. These splendid residences are something for Renaissance Princes. Two rooms in Fiuggi, or Abano Terme, or Montecatini should do the trick, and plenty of comfort anyway.
One thing I know.
It will be a blissful July.