Well with a 78 year old ‘new’ pope I’m looking forward to the next funeral.
What perhaps is disquieting is not the fact that its a german, or any other thing is the fact that some people respect this mans judgement over that of their regional leaders, who they can vote for – an example in this bbc comment try this.
I am over the moon with the election of Benedict XVI. I look forward as a young person (20) to his leadership.
Aoife Johnson, Perth, Australia
This is not to say some people cannot be respected and being of an old age themselves, but its a very large leap of faith. I respect Aoife’s views for having them even if I consider them wrong.