The reactions to this morning’s announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down have been variously funny, insightful, and annoying. Richard Dawkins has one of the best. He tweeted:
He needn’t concern himself. As Forbes magazine points out extensive research shows that clergyman is the world’s happiest job. Dawkins would be baffled; he might gain some clarity by reading Servais Pinckaers’ book The Pursuit of Happiness – God’s Way: Living the Beatitudes.
For a helpful piece on who’s likely to be the next Pope, check out this Business Insider column by Michael Brendan Dougherty.