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Controversial German Cardinal Elected Pope

April 19, 2005

Controversial German Cardinal Elected Pope:

“Ratzinger’s stern leadership of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the modern successor to the Inquisition, delighted conservative Catholics but upset moderates and other Christians whose churches he described as deficient.”

I’ve heard through the grapevine that this guy was also in the Hitler Youth prorgam when he was a kid, though that doesn’t mean much since all German kids were in that. Still, I doubt he’ll be quite as popular as John Paul II. I wonder if this will appease the folks from the US who are pissed that the church over the abuse scandal. I mean, you can’t get much more strict than the guy who ran the Inquisition for the last two-plus decades.

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