I wanted two things from the College of Cardinals but got only one.
The Cardinals selected Joseph Ratzinger
, a German, and not one of the Italians I was hoping for like Angelo, Cardinal Scola, or Tarsicio, Cardinal Bertone. I’ll never understand why the Italians
let go of the papacy. What else do they have?
But I am delighted that the Pope Benedict XVI is considerably more than a decade older than me.
I am not ready to be older than the Pope.