I wish I could give a cogent and well thought out treatise on the election of Pope Francis I, hereby and forever dubbed PF1 ( You heard it here first.) But I can’t, just as nobody else can. So instead of well-thought out, I give impressions, worries, and even a few thoughts.
First thought. Pope seems like a simple and humble man. I wish I was more like him.
In a time that seems to call for a fair amount of skull-cap cracking, his resume does not jump to the top of the pile. But by no means does that mean he is not up to the task. Bruce Willis didn’t send any Euro-weenie bad guys to their well deserved demise until they put him in a spot where he had no choice.