There is a profoundly silly article by John Follain on the Pope in the last Sunday number of The Times.
The writer clearly dislikes this Pope and what he is doing. From that point of view he couldn’t possibly write a real story for a newspaper. Instead he focuses on the rantings of the like-minded Giancarlo Zizola and Marco Politi.
The Pope is accused of being an aloof monarch.
Stupid, if you know Joseph Ratzinger at all.
He does make one good point, which I have offered before on the blog. The Holy Father’s secretary, Fr. Ganswein, is pretty tough about keeping things off the Pope’s desk if they can be avoided.
I would only add that there is also a group of mid to upper level curial personnel who are set against this Pope and his vision.