What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived; it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”. — Nelson Mandela
When Cardinal Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was elected the 265th Pope on 19 April 2005, he was the oldest person to be so elected since 1730, and had been a Cardinal for a longer period of time than any of his predecessors since 1724. The man who from 1981 had been prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) chose Benedict XVI as his papal name, which comes from the Latin word meaning “the blessed”.
The libertarian press named him God’s Rottweiler. His countrymen in Germany, especially the gay lobby, who were familiar with his work as a professor of Theology, sardonically described his election as the elevation of a German Shepherd to the papacy (a sick world describing a man of the cloth in ‘doggy’ terms)! A strict disciplinarian and highly regarded intellectual,…
Source: Leadership Newspaper