Pope Francis loves to shake things up. It’s as if he came out of Silicon Valley, not Buenos Aires. It’s about the way he’s trying to “disrupt” the Vatican. The first Argentine pontiff used his annual Christmas address to tell the church to look at the “disease” it has–the “disease of feeling immortal or indispensable.” Recognizing that the church needs to innovate and improve to survive, the Pope sounds less like a religious leader and more like Larry Page at Google, who recently warned his company not to get complacent just because it’s on top right now.
Pope Francis talked about the “disease of gossip,” the “disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power,” telling the faithful “We have to cure ourselves of these.”