MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

The Pope with something to say

Compelling online column by an Australian columnist named Andrew Hamilton:

“The previous Pope had an instinctive feel for an audience and an occasion. He was a media performer, a Pope for television. Even though what he said was often deep, his speaking was theatre and what he said was declaratory. So people went to see him speak,” Hamilton writes.

“Benedict is a scholar and a naturally reserved man. Public performance comes less easily to him. He has a care for words and argument, and many Western readers find him easier to understand than his predecessor. For all his taste for colourful and ancient clothing, he is perhaps a Pope for radio.”

The entire column is here.

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