Tuesday, April 19, 2005

"Reuters" on the New Pontiff

Well, Reuters has certainly weighed in with its thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI, with juicy morsels like the following:
"Ratzinger's stern leadership of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the modern successor to the Inquisition, delighted conservative Catholics but upset moderates and other Christians whose churches he described as deficient."
"Born in Bavaria on April 16, 1927, the son of a police chief, he served in the Hitler Youth during World War II when membership was compulsory, according to his autobiography. But he was never a member of the Nazi party and his family opposed Adolf Hitler's regime, biographers have said."
"'We consider the election of Ratzinger is a catastrophe ... We can expect no reform from him in coming years ... I think even more people will turn their back on the Church,' said Bernd Goehring, of the German ecumenical group Church from Below." (though I thought that those from "Below" wouldn't care anyway!)
These petty little quotations (and the obviously inflammatory terms I have highlighted) make it all too clear that the Liberal "Elite" is none too pleased.


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