An alternative narrative is that Bergoglio and Ratzinger were running neck-and-neck in the 2005 Conclave until Bergoglio gave a short but impassioned speech asking the Cardinal to vote for Ratzinger. Then when Ratzinger abdicated this year, many completed the do-si-do and said "Bene! It's Bergoglio's turn."
I'd like to turn down the heat-pumps in this thread, not fire them up. There's always been considerable mutual amity between you and me, Mamzelle. I nurture the hope that nothing has injured that good will.
posted on 11/10/2013 3:37:30 PM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
("They help each other and say to their companions, 'Be strong!' " Isaiah 41:6)
To: Mrs. Don-o
Not at all. I may need to stay out of religion threads.
posted on 11/10/2013 7:53:13 PM PST
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