Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
News has run through the city, and the bells are ringing in Rome. The people are gathering in Piazza San Pietro in an ancient vigil. The city and the world know there is a new Pope. They wait to see who will appear through the window and step onto the balcony.
There is a room where the newly elected one usually goes to prepare himself for the step that starts an extraordinary journey, I believe it is called The Crying Room (Chamber of Weeping). Even for someone who hoped and schemed for the position, it must not be an easy transition.
Someone must have put in a good word for Benedict XVI - at least we can put paid to the George Ringo jokes. It's Uncle Joe, sometimes called Cardinal Rat.
Well, we shall see: Man proposes; God disposes. The rain has started here in Sydney, and I am well overdue for bed.
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