Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

I don't remember the last time a Pope was elected, so watching the excitement over puffs of smoke coming out of a chimney was a new experience for me. As was watching a crowd that could have been at a football game, except instead of foam #1 hands they were holding crucifixes, waving flags from around the world.

I gather that the pick of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was not unexpected, though I heard that he's even more conservative than John Paul II... We'll have to see what this means for the world.