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devil duck

tentative optimism

Among the news reports and speculations on who the new Pope would be was a mention that the new Pope would have to choose his name, and that the name would signal something about his priorities. I thought for a moment "What name would I pick, if somebody made me Pope? I don't know a lot about saints, but probably Francis."

Half an hour later comes the announcement of Pope Francis.

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From all reports, he's...humble. He may be a reactionary homophobe, but he's a humble reactionary homophobe....
Well, yes, of course the Francis in question isn't the one I would have picked. But at least he seems to honestly care about improving the lot of the poor and afflicted -- even though they don't deserve it :-)