In a recent Washington Post Blog entry there was this bit of news on the new Pope:
In spiritual leadership, changes in style, tone, and emphasis are real changes. Recently She didn’t want to, but she was frightened and alone. The pope encouraged her not let anyone rob her of her hope and assured her that, if necessary, he would perform the child’s baptism himself.
The following story by Michael Gerson strikes me as getting the new Pope just about right:
I will continue to post interesting stories on the new Pope as we read together his first encyclical, The Light of Faith.