Originally posted by: Cuchulainn
My favourite pope of all time was John 23 (ah the 60's). He was once interviewed:
I: how many people work in the Vatican?
J23: about the half of them.
I: The Vatican is closed in the afternons? When do people work?
J23: in the afternoons.
I have not live that much as you my dear friend, but my grand pa used to say the same thing.
As far as I remember Paulus VI was not bad, I was just a boy and do not remember much, but all the recent popes have been just magnificent, the best men in the Holy Curch. Karol Wojtila, has a special place we all owe him our present probably, a real saint. Ratzinger, his role as the brain of the church was very respectable, I admire him, these germans guys are just from other planet. Bergolio, we all latino americans are proud of him, what a man ... of God !