Tuesday, April 19

GEORGE WEIGEL QUOTE ABOUT THE NEW POPE

George Weigel, the papal biographer of Pope John Paul II, has written of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI of the Roman Catholic Church:

... not even his implaccable enemies ever questioned Joseph Ratzinger's erudition: his encyclopedic knowledge of theology; his command of biblical, patristic, scholastic, and contempoary sources; his elegance as a thinker and writer.

Importantly, the new Pope -- a German -- has said of his own father:

He saw that a victory of Hitler would not be a victory for Germany, but a victory of the Antichrist ...