"Who is John Galt?" Ayn Rand asked in the first two parts of her novel Atlas Shrugged, which William Buckley rightly called 1,400 pages of "ideological fabulism." Since the Synod in Rome, many are asking "Who is Bruno Forte?", the archbishop who penned the notorious paragraphs on divorce and homosexuality which the bishops rejected. The blog Athanasius Contra Mundum has written a post answering that very question.
Spark Notes version: he was reared in the Pacelli Church, ordained after the Council, educated by Kasper at Tubingen, fell under the spell of Cardinal Martini, worked his way into Vatican politics through his German background, played ball during Benedict's papacy, and has now found his place working under Francis.
Tip of the biretta to Mighty Joe Young who referred me to this page.
No more talk of the Synod!