Pope Francis had some advice yesterday for his 19 new Cardinals:
During his homily in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis told the cardinals to strive to “be saints.” To achieve that, he advised them to simply love those who are hostile to them, bless those who speak badly of them, and “smile at those who perhaps don’t merit it.”
Go here to read the rest. No intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism? Well, a Curia without those elements certainly would be a novelty. Christ of course foresaw all this, which is why He said that leaders should be servants and not attempt to be lords. History reveals how well His admonition has been followed.