Will Francis Leave Santa Marta?

Francis trusts his nurse Massimiliano Strappetti “blindly”, writes Luigi Bisignani on IlTempo.it (April 2).

According to him, Francis will soon move to the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery from which he quickly expelled Archbishop Gänswein.

After the communication mishaps during his illness, Francis plans to dismiss Paolo Ruffini, the head of Vatican communications, although Ruffini feels safe because he believes he enjoys the protection of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Francis wants to replace Ruffini with “a woman.” Possible candidates are:

• Stefania Falasca, a personal friend of Francis with whom he left the solemn cardinal's robes which he needed in Rome but didn’t want to wear in Argentina. Falasca belongs to Comunione e Liberazione (CL) and is a former Memores Domini, like the sisters who cared for Benedict.

• Valentina Alazraki, an activist for the Mexican network Televisa-Telemundo, very close to the Legionaries of Christ, whom Francis made a Dame of the Grand Cross of the Order Piano.

• Nicole Winfield, Associated Press activist in Rome, who is without adequate preparation, but calls a spade a spade.

• Giorgia Cardinaletti, also from CL, who is the face of Rai1's propaganda news.