As the world watched the Vatican getting ready for a new Pope, we prepared over here as well. And by prepared, I mean that I talked about it with Sevda, poured over this book, and made Martin take a picture pretending to be engrossed in everything he was not learning.
I really love the ritual, grandeur, secrecy, and pomp of all things surrounding the Vatican and the papacy. So imagine my surprise when the new Pope turned out to be such a normal guy. Riding in a bus, settling up at the hotel, walking 100 feet instead of riding in a car. Totally. Normal. Guy.
I mean, he does his own stuff.
He joins the people.
And he doesn’t shy away from those who are different.
Clearly, my kind of Pope guy.