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We have a new pope!

Well, I was hoping he would be chosen, and he was. Here's some info on the man who will go down in history as Pope Benedict XVI.

Edit: Thanks to stuckintraffik and huladavid for calling and e-mailing me to let me know! Also, K-Lo has an astute quote from Ratzinger's writings on the place of the Church in modern society.

Update: Megan McArdle has been keeping an eye on the BBC, which is not failing to disappoint. She also has a pertinent comment on the perils of liberalizing one's church. (Ha! A triple negative! Go me! ^^)

Update 2: Gosh, so many unhappy people. Well, I hear the mainline Protestant churches are desperately seeking members. *snerk*

Update 3: Joe Gandelman has an outstanding collection of links with brief excerpts from some of the more interesting ones. (Via the ever-reliable Professor Death

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huladavid
Apr. 20th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
Weren't nuthin', man,
Just e-mailed ya 'cuz I thought you might be interested. Had to laugh at tagging him Benedict 16th, but that's what the guy on the radio said, then corrected himself shortly after I sent you the info.
wombat_socho
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: Weren't nuthin', man,
That'll teach you to rely on MPR. ^_^
huladavid
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Re: Weren't nuthin', man,
Actually, it was NPR, and I think the confusion was over the Latin.

You know -and this may sound really weird - it seems rather odd to have a Pope without "Paul" in his name...
wombat_socho
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
Re: Weren't nuthin', man,
All the ones I can remember have been named John or John Paul. I'm not old enough to remember Pius XII - he died in 1958, the year before I was born.

It could have been worse. The former Cardinal Ratzinger could have been a Beatles fan with a sick sense of humor, and named himself Pope George Ringo. *ducks*
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