Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Fundamentalist Pope for Fundamentalist Times
Ultra-conservative Cardinal Ratzinger Chosen as New Pope. The new pope, who served as an anti-aircraft gunner for the Nazis while Joe mccarthy was overhead dropping bombs, is apparently the Vatacan's equivalent of John Bolton:|
"I think if Cardinal Ratzinger was pope, a large distance could grow between the leadership of the Church and the faith," he predicted before the result was known.
(Cardinal Ratzinger has) taken some uncompromising political positions, calling for pro-abortion politicians to be denied communion during the US election campaign for instance, or arguing that Turkey should not be admitted into the European Union.
Source: BBC http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4445279.stm