The Italians have always had a more kind of political view of the process ... for them it's their election, and they're much more comfortable with it, as a human as well as a divine process.
The reason you're seeing this happen is because this is the time ? before the document comes out ? that people can make their case, ... These orders know that after the document comes out they'll be accused of dissent.
That track record has made the latest New York guessing game as speculative as a Nasdaq investment, and a slew of names have been floated in recent months, only to come back to earth.
All regions have challenges and all regions have assets, Michael Dell started selling computers out of his trunk.
This institution has been around since 1887, ... It will continue. The alumni is growing bigger and bigger. We'll rely on that as well as the student body to make sure that this university will continue.
Outside of Italy, Catholics and churchmen have a very kind of mystical view of the Vatican and especially the conclave
It does seem that somebody wants to indicate that the conclave was a more complex process than was being depicted and that Benedicts mandate was not a slam-dunk
The problem is that one man's superstition is another man's religion, and vice versa. Many Protestants today still see Catholicism as being rife with superstition, ... while atheists and agnostics would see bien-pensant Protestants as worshiping an equally absurd form of the supernatural.