What Kind of Pope Will Benedict XVI Be?

Pope Benedict XVI, PDF format

The new pope, Joseph Ratzinger, who has taken the name of Benedict XVI,  is doctrinally, cast in the mould of John Paul II.  That is to say, he is a doctrinal conservative when it comes to Roman Catholic doctrine and dogma.  He has been described as a “hardline conservative”, “the ultimate Vatican insider, John Paul II’s right-hand man, and the man who for the last 24 years was the defender and promoter of an increasingly unbending orthodoxy.  One of his nicknames was God’s Rottweiler” (Source: Daily Mail and Guardian). Continue reading