The New Pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI should be as a Jesus Christ with an MBA.Father Thomas Reese stated the the the 115 cardinals tasked with picking the next pope want a man who has both keen evangelical and managerial skills.
In short, Father Reese said, they need “Jesus Christ with an MBA.”
“What we really need is somebody who can communicate the gospel in a way that is understandable and attractive to people in the 21st century,” Reese said in an interview with Reuters. “That is what we are supposed to be about, the message of Jesus and that is an attractive message but it can get all buried in our churchiness.”
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan told NBC’s Anne Thompson that he is looking for someone who is “An icon, a reflection of Jesus Christ.”
“When we look to him, we are reminded of the Lord,” Dolan said. “When we look to him, we are reminded of the beauty, the grace, the mercy of the church, so that’s number one.” The cardinal said
Meanwhile the Vatican has announced it is closing the Sistine Chapel to visitors until further notice, ahead of a conclave to elect Pope Benedict’s successor,First Post reports
In a message on its website, the Vatican Museums said it would still be possible to visit the complex but the renaissance Sistine Chapel, the Borgia Apartment and the modern religious art collection would be off-limits to tourists.
Cardinals on Tuesday held their third round of pre-conclave talks at the Vatican. Five of the 115 cardinals who will take part in the conclave are yet to arrive in Rome ,according to the Vatican Spokesperson.