Friday, March 15, 2013
Chart of the Day: First Non European Pope in Nearly 1,300 Years
Chart from Reuters
Short non-related personal opinions
From the way headlines on the domestic mainstream media looked, it would seem that the Philippine candidate, Cardinal Luis Tagle, was shoo-in for the Papacy. [Sorry I didn't dwell on the articles] But this has hardly been the case from the perspective of international media.
Domestic media’s elaborate drumming up of the local cardinal represents no more than the sustained indoctrination of “nationalism”, which comes at the exclusion of the minority religions practiced locally.
Nevertheless, like his predecessor, the new Pope, Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, has been said to be another anti-free market or pro-big government activist. [The Pope should see what big government has been doing to his homeland.]
We shall soon see.