I think of Sandro Magister as gloomy and such a conventional thinker, but I think this piece on the Pope is brilliant. He connects the dots among 6 instances of major attacks on the pope --each time in areas where he is most leading the world.
every time, on different terrain, striking Benedict XVI means striking the very man who has worked and is working, on that same terrain, with the greatest foresight, resolve, and success.