Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was elected Pope today, after 3 previous votes. CNN has the article here: German cardinal elected new pope.

While I am not Catholic. the choice of Ratzinger seems rather controversial, since he is a leading conservative theologian and former member of the Hitler Youth movement. Still, at his advanced age of 78, it seems as if he is to serve as a buffer between the progressive John Paul II and a more liberal third-world future pope.


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