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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.