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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

entry arrow8:35 AM | Habemus Papam?

A new Pope. What do you know...



The TV was on well past midnight. We were about to go to sleep when I switched to CNN before turning the TV off. And there it was. Mark, who's a Catholic, lets it out slowly, "Eh, he doesn't look Pope-ish." He was puzzled earlier, why -- when the bells of the Vatican were ringing and the white smoke was coming out of the Sistine Chapel -- I was talking to myself this way, "Please, not Ratzinger. Please, not Ratzinger..." It was Ratzinger. Rats. The New York Times has since reported of the soft-spoken, but also reportedly divisive Cardinal Ratzinger -- now Pope Benedict XVI (I should get used to that name soon) -- as "John Paul II, without the imagination."

Ouch.

Now, let's see how this Pope fares in the world... Go Papa!


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