The "Pope of the Poor" is running out of money. Reports from the Vatican indicate the deficit doubled in 2018 to $76.7 million (€70) on a budget of $331,378,500 (€300 million).
The pope has appointed 13 new cardinals, 10 of whom are eligible to vote in the next papal conclave. The group is aligned with the pope's progressive views. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-names-new-cardinals-title-needed