Well, that took quicker to derail than I thought. My apologies for contributing to the derailing of your thread, but I admit that I just got done reading Pope Francis' interview in American Magazine, and I was not impressed by what he had to say there. The Zenit article is fine, but not anything to write home about, because warning against "careerism" is hardly earth shattering.
Oh, my comment was more tongue-in-cheek, but I forgot the smiley.
I haven't read the America
interview yet, so I can't comment. Re: the Zenit article, my OP singled out one possible point of departure that didn't necessarily have to do with careerism, and that was the necessity of the bishop to stay with his flock.
At least in OO circles, there has been a lot of talk recently about whether transferring bishops between sees is canonical, and we have many bishops who do extensive and lengthy traveling away from their dioceses for various reasons (read: $$$), whether or not they have synodal approval to do such traveling or the permission of the "host" hierarch. I don't know how good EO bishops are currently with regard to such disciplinary matters, but I don't think it's unheard of for bishops to sometimes be "aloof" from their sheep. ISTM that Pope Francis highlighted something that I don't think we hear enough from our own bishops, maybe because they're complicit in such things.
Anyway, back to the fun!