Saturday, March 25, 2006

Levada -- the Pope's man

This paragraph came from the L.A. Times story about yesterday's consistory:
Levada, a close ally of the pope, went first. He kissed Benedict's hand, and then the pope rose unexpectedly, placed his hands on each of Levada's shoulders and kissed each cheek.
I think that's a sign to those of us who call ourselves orthodox. Pope Benedict has made something very clear to us -- "This is my man on whom my favor rests."

Benedict does not have the same media savvy of his predecessor. But that's what makes such a move extraordinary and why we who consider ourselves orthodox should take good note of it and act appropriately.

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