On 30th June, in an interview with Italian daily “Il Messaggero”, the Pope was asked what was his plan. He replied
“The plan I follow is what the Cardinals have requested during the General Congregations before the Conclave (March 2013) ……. My decisions are the fruit of the pre Conclave meetings. I haven’t done anything on my own”
(English translation by Zenit 2 July 2014).