April 18, 2005

Next pope? New ideas, but same personality

Cincinnati Enquirer

By Cliff Radel
Enquirer staff writer

The people have spoken about the successor to the people's pope.

Most American Catholics want the next pope to act like John Paul II, but think like them.

A clear majority of those surveyed in local and national polls want the next leader of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics to be like the late, beloved, charismatic, photogenic, media savvy, globe-trotting Pope John Paul II. ...

Dan Frondorf, a Price Hill construction estimator, called John Paul II "a good man. But he came up short in dealing with the priests involved in the sex-abuse scandal."

A victim of that scandal, Frondorf said the next pope must be "more proactive with the sex abuse problem, treating victims with dignity, instead of like they're the enemy."

Posted by kshaw at April 18, 2005 06:13 AM