God bless Pope Benedict XVI, and may his reign be long and successful!
I want to drink some Franziskaner Weissbier (a Bavarian beer, the new Pope's favorite) and listen to some Mozart (his favorite music)! I've heard
he likes wines from Piedmont (an Italian region).
I never believed the negative press that Ratzinger received as the number two man in the Vatican. It was all so uninformed and one dimensional. He was the best man for the job. He will make a great Pope.
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