I got to say it but I was kind of relieved to see Pope Benedict XVI resign.
Seriously, he was kind of scary. (Just look at his eyes)
To me, he also represented the Catholic church still stuck in its sad ol' antiquated repressive ways.
I was hoping for a new progressive Pope from the United States.
And yet, I thought the church would end up picking an Italian out of tradition.
Could they have chosen an Italian Pope from the US like
Father Guido Sarducci?
No seriously, it would've been cool if our Boston home-boy ,Cardinal Sean O'Malley was chosen to be
the new Pope.
He's a normal guy who seems to like being just a regular priest. Plus he's a Franciscan!
He said was glad he was not picked as the next Pope "only to to be locked up in a museum".
Gotta love his honesty!
Even so, it was still a bit of surprise the new Pope, Cardinale Bergoglio, a Jesuit from Argentina was picked.
I like the fact he picked the name "Francis" as his name. Saint Francis is one of my fav saints.
He seems like a humble dude.He rides on public transport like the rest of us slobs, pays for his own bills and is not keen on those red audacious Gucci shoes Pope Benedict wore.
(*Although, I would go for the shoes so long as they had stiletto heels)
Although I was a bit disappointed that I was not called upon as one of the possible candidates.
After all, I am a modern day living saint.
As I recall the only female Pope that ever served was Pope Joan
(*Until it was discovered that she was indeed a female.)
I suppose that would not be hard to do.
See? I could easily pass that test.