Dear Pope Francis,
I had another day off today. You, on the other hand, had quite the busy Friday.
First, you approved the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. I think the former is deserving. We may have to agree to disagree on the latter.
Then you and your predecessor released your first encyclical. Congratulations. I know from personal experience how great publishing something can be. I must confess I haven’t read it yet, but will download it to my Kindle as soon as I can.
And, of course those stories about corruption at the Vatican Bank continue. I’m really sorry about those. You inherited quite the mess it seems. I wouldn’t try to fix it all in one day. It took centuries — millennia, in fact — for things to get where they are. They are not going to resolve themselves overnight. But I applaud you for your efforts and am definitely in your corner.
Well, I hope you’re getting a good night’s sleep in your room in the the Domus.
Here’s a lovely Peter Mayer song to ease you into sleep. I’ve had this one on repeat lately.