Tuesday, April 19, 2005


It's so interesting watching the annoucement of the news of the Catholic Church's new Pope, Pope Benedict XVI. First the smoke came and then the bells tolled for a long time. Soon St. Peter's Square was packed, I mean packed. They announced Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany and people screamed in jubilation. For a Catholic who has never experienced a Pope's election it is extraordinary to watch the ceremony and the excitement of people. He's got huge shoes to fill and many things to do. So a little prayer comes from me for him to have the wisdom and grace to do God's work. And remember Pope Benedict XVI, "Do not be afraid." Amen..


Anonymous said...

In such a breath taking moment of watching the media determine what color smoke was puffing through the pipe in Rome and if the bells tolling meant 6 o'clock or a new pope was named, I just had to burst out in laughter. No disrespect intended, just a tension releaser at the irony of human nature and the way suspense kills us all!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't elect a Pope from South America or Africa -- they maybe the church would start to address some of the cricial issues facing their members in those countries instead of ignoring them.