Over at Ace’s spot, BenK provides his morning link dump and offers this
The media is going to be falling all over themselves to push things. The above link is already softly pushing the raaaaacism meme
Sky News Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall said: “Seven years as pope is not very long.
“Last time, there was a lot of speculation that it was time for the first black pope. What Pope Benedict has done in recent years is to pack the ranks of the Vatican with lots of Europeans.”
Eeeeevil old white men!!!!!!1!! And
Dr Rebecca Rist, an expert in the history of the papacy from the University of Reading, said: “The cardinals will now have to elect a new pope – perhaps someone from South America or Africa – areas of the world where the Church is growing in numbers.
“The new pope will have huge global issues to prioritise – poverty, education, human rights, the environment – and not least the importance of faith and belief in an increasingly secularised Europe.
Um, might one of the new Pope’s priorities, and really, his main priority, be, well, the Catholic religion?