Analysis: Is Pope Ratzinger suffering from the 7-year itch?

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WASHINGTON (RNS) As Pope Benedict XVI marks the seventh anniversary of his papacy with a crackdown on American nuns, many Catholics are wondering if the pontiff is finally becoming the papal enforcer that some feared – and others hoped – he was elected in 2005. By David Gibson.

  • robert.tobin

    Herr Papst RatSlinger: Der Führer der Vatikanstaat must be nailed up to a cross with a red hot Pope’s Pear up his Ass.

  • gilhow

    No, Pope Ratzinger is suffering from altzheimer’s or plain old senility.