What the rabbis should learn from the pope
It’s not right that as decrepitude sets in, despairing acolytes have to hide the dozing senile oracle from view.
I don’t envy the next pope. Next month, the cardinals’ conclave will almost certainly select a young(ish) and vigorous priest to serve as God’s hand-chosen vicar of Christ. Unlike his predecessor, a man appointed at age 78, he won’t be seen as a temporary caretaker.