another subject "we" in my own real friends and family have been discussing is the Pope - seems many people feel he also is more like a figurehead type person, when the question of whether we have a leader at this present moment (because of his leaving) comes up - thats what ive been hearing from others - hes just a figurehead...I don't think Franko meant any harm,
'not knowing the running'
and is indeed refreshing to see how
British Royalty are treated,
with honour and respect..
I know OBAMA, the 'head man' in the USA
and his lady wife aren't royalty,
nevertheless he holds the highest Office
in the [USA] land,
and, if Topix is anything to go by,
in some places [NOT ALL] he.. and his wife are spoken
of the the MOST appalling terms.
Interesting to note that difference:
Now, a related subject,
who thinks the present Pope was right to
step down, due to ill health, thereby breaking a 600 year tradition
in the Vatican..
or should a POPE carry on to the bitter end?
Would be interested in opinions re this subject..
For my money, I think he made the right decision..
wishing HM a full and speedy recovery,
Britain/Ireland have had our differences,
historically [as we know]
but when Queen Elizabeth came to visit here
she was a HUGE HIT, and people grew to
and still do!
i dont know, actually dont care either. lol
but all kidding aside, i think if the reason he left was because of health issues, then more power to him, he needs to take that into consideration for himself and as head of the church. so then, i think he did it for the good of all.
but there is another rumor going on as to the sex scandal within the church and His roll in all of it.. there is a documentary thats going to be shown call Mea Maxima Culpa (not sure of the spelling) that i intend to watch. ive seen little pieces of it already, and what ive seen really has me questioning the church and my faith. and definitely not in a good way.