posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 02:51 AM
The fact that Pope Benedict XVI had a brain hemmorage almost 15 years ago (I hadn't heard before now, BTW), is almost kind of eerie. I mean, I am no
doctor, I have little or no knowledge of brain hemmorages and their long-term effects.
But your post reminded me of a "Nightline" not too long ago, where Ted Koppel was doing a segment on the new Pope. He said something to the effect
that some people were surprised that he was selected due to his age. (I think it is something like 79.)
Then he went on to say that they must have picked an old one, because for whatever reason, right now, the Catholic Church seems to be in need of an
"interum" Pope. I wonder if the brain hemmorage of 1991 could insure that he will indeed be "interum".
I obviously don't know the man. I'm not even Catholic. But, like you, I also wish him no harm, and nothing but to live out his days happy, healthy
and having a little chat with those abusive priests of 2001ish, and let them know that that's not cool!
I wonder if he is going to get to ride in the Popemobile, or if that was just special to John Paul II?