Habent papam

Út 19 dubna 2005

Joseph Ratzinger was just elected as a pope Benedict XVI. I do not know much what to think about it. On the one hand he is actually not my pope (hence the title of this blog record), because I am not a Catholic, and if he wants to be the one then he must deserve it.

On the other hand, I hope that a German pope could understand more than a Pole that communication with non-Catholics is important and it cannot be one way street. On the third side, he is just not from Germany, he is from Bavaria.

Another interesting question is how will he relate to Jews. He will probably follow the policy of the late John Paul II. in being very open to them, but it will be interesting how as a German will he present the Catholic repentence for the anti-semitism.

We’ll see.

Category: faith Tagged: Catholic ecumenism