Well, That was fast. The new pope is the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany. He is a hard-line conservative and has often been so aggresive in his dogma that he has been accused of wanting to take the church back to the middle ages. I have mixed thoughts. This will be a great opportunity to do some liberal house cleaning but at the same time, it seems that Catholic/Protestant relations may be put in limbo as well. He may be very healthy for the maturity of the Roman Catholic church, I just wish they didn’t have that darn infatuation with Mary. He will call himself Pope Benedict XVI. Read more here…

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