In the few short months that Pope Francis has been the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, he has sent numerous signals that many have interpreted as portending significant change in the course of that Church. Many others insist it’s all business as usual.
What is inarguably true is that earthshaking revolutionary change in the Church has come from the top before. And last year, Welton Gaddy spoke to the author of a biography of Pope John XXIII, who convened the Second Vatican Council, Greg Tobin.
The book is titled “The Good Pope: The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church.” With so much discussion of the current pope’s potential for instigating fundamental change – and Greg Tobin’s book set to be released in paperback on Tuesday – this seemed like the perfect time to revisit this conversation.