...with plenty of headroom for the big hat
To paraphrase an old insult around here:
All hat, no flock.
Well one wishes so anyway. (The old insult is "all hat, no cattle" for someone who talks big and has nothing of substance to back it up.)
I would like to think that this change in leadership will lead to a more liberal and tolerant Catholicism; but I suspect it will just be a rearrangement of the deck chairs on the Titanic - a perfect analogy, since the Catholic Church is sinking fast.
My impression of European cathedrals is that they are mostly filled by tourists.
Ratzinger: look, Herr God, zis Job ist really not workink aut like ich sought it vould. You understand, ja?
Ratzinger: wunderbar! wunderbar.
coffee just came out of my nose.
Once he is done with his official duties he will have time to testify in The Hague for his crimes against humanity. How thoughtful of him.