"whose conservative dogma has polarized the Roman Catholic world"
The TRUTH, ie, conservative dogma, has kept the Church faithful to the teachings of Christ for the last 2,000 years. I wish Ratzinger was younger.
That's my sole issue with Ratzinger - at 78, he would be unlikely to have a very long papacy. We need another long conservative papacy to uproot the last vestiges of liberalism.