Sunday, February 26
"Would you like ground pepper on your salad, President Moisiu?"
I do sometimes wonder what the Pope does with all the peculiar diplomatic gifts he gets every day. I have also decided that of all the Cardinals, I find Cardinal-Designate Zen the most theraputic. It cheers me up just to look at him. I mean, he's just so darn cheerful. That, plus the name and the fact he sticks up for the Church and human rights on the mainland.
(Incidentally, there is a Venetian noble family named Zen, I believe. It would be amusing if someday there were two Cardinals Zen at once, and only one of them Chinese.)
And, of course, Archbishop Caraffa of Bologna wins the most stylish award.