Friday, April 22, 2005
Pope Benedict's Vexed Inheritance
Pope Benedict's Vexed Inheritance: "Still, Benedict XVI could surprise the many skeptics. Now that he has finally become Pope at age 78, he could use his authority to push for solutions to some of the Church's most pressing issues. 'If he tackled them, he could do so with great credibility because he has such conservative credentials,' argues Groome. He draws an analogy to cold war hardliner Richard Nixon being able to open the door to China as President, precisely because no one could accuse him of being soft on communism. "