Newspapers Weigh In on New Pope

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Germany has its first pope in centuries, and what you think of that may depend on where you live. After the election of Benedict XVI, a German newspaper headline declared: "We Are the Pope." British papers took a different tone. One British tabloid called him "God's Rotweiler," while the headline in another read: "From Hitler Youth to Papa Ratzi" — a reference to Joseph Ratzinger's life in the Nazi era.



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