The Vatican is rocked with scandal beyond the horrible accounts of the conduct by the Priests. Corruption, power brokers, choices of Cardinals, finances at the Vatican Bank. The aging Pope is said to be reclusive much like Fred Franz in his waining days, interested in his library and sermons and not able to govern.
See yahoo news story on "'Monsignors' Mutiny". news.yahoo.com/monsignors-mutiny-revealed-vatican-leaks-140524856.html
Perhaps there is hope that two of the worlds religions will have their power broken and the dominos' will fall.