Thursday, April 21, 2005

The New York Times > International > International Special > New Pope's Birthplace Becomes a Center of Pride, With Muted Misgivings at the Edges:

A former subject from Munich chimes in:

"'He would never be able to connect with young people like John Paul,' said Christian Schuster, 35. 'The pope had humility. Cardinal Ratzinger has a different image. He is a very powerful man.'"

Of course, Schuster was 12 when the Pope moved to Rome.

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