We had the Pope Problem earlier, about the pope’s failing health and the chances he might die increasing. Now, after His Holiness JP2’s death, we have a new problem: a really evil dude named Joseph Ratzinger will probably become pope. Or at least he appears to be the favourite (presiding over JP2’s funeral to boot). According to Wikipedia, right now he is the highest ranking official in the RCC.
If you look at his picture in the article you can see he even looks evil, and quite possibly he could have the evil gene. His mean-looking face reminds me of a guy who leaves the kids up on the ferris wheel to teach them a lesson. Like JP2, Ratzinger is extremely conservative when it comes to birth control. Argh…but who knows? Maybe we can get someone like John XXIII to turn the church upside down.
In any case, it would be pretty hard to get someone worse than Pope Urban II.