By God, my book is shiny!
His supporters say his experiences under the Nazi regime convinced him that the church had to stand up for truth and freedom. But his critics say he stands for suppressing discussion within the church.
I don't know very much about pope politics, but it seems like they did their best to elect John Paul the Third, no? Shaped by a repressive dictatorship, unwilling to promote discussion, politically conservative....
And they sure didn't take very long to decide it, either. Well, it's not the direction that I'd take my Holy Roman Catholic Church, but maybe there's a reason 1.1 billion people don't worship me.