Is anybody else annoyed by this “Pope-mania” on TV and everywhere else? MUST we have continuous news coverage of this religious event in Rome? Is the Catholic religion REALLY of general interest? It’s not as if an American would ever end up as Pope. Why do Americans need to have a blow by blow report on the Pope election? We find that whole wealthy, male dominated, and conservative church difficult to relate to in modern times. We also believe most of the newscasters interrupting shows to breathlessly report papal smoke colors etc, were really bored out of their minds. When the new Pope FINALLY appeared we were relieved and then remembered there might be all kinds of swearing-in ceremonies and parades to come…
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