02 April 2005

Truly "adieu" to the Pope

Although I don't subscribe to the Catholic faith, I'm feeling a measure of sorrow at the passing of the Pope. I recall being variously annoyed and impressed (mostly impressed) with his outspoken manner and consistent moral and ethical positions on timely issues, for which he took a lot of flak from the "tolerant" progressives, inside the church and out. He's a strong man; he did a really noble job all the way till the end, and I have my fingers crossed that the new Pope, when things are figured out, will carry on his integrity.