Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Episode IV: A New Pope

They picked the next pope ... Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany becomes the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He is now known as Pope Benedict XVI.

Hmmm ... I am very disturbed to learn this:

When Ratzinger turned 14 in 1941, he was required by law to join the Hitler Youth.

It goes on to say:

... [A]ccording to his biographer John Allen he was not an enthusiastic member ... In 1945 he was briefly held in an Allied POW camp, where he attended de-Nazification classes.

Towleroad smells a rat ...

Timmy Ray earlier posted some pictures of the likely candidates:

LOL! I was kinda hoping that they were gonna pick the last guy -- he looks pretty chill.