Everyone was so sure that Pope Francis was just the best thing in the world.
The best that I could do was tell my friends that I will give him the benefit of the doubt - but I didn't believe for a second that things would be different. Like John Paul 2, Pope Francis' change is paper thin.
I'll bet between his bouts of tears (which I do think he sheds), Ratzinger (Benedict 16) thinks about how glad he is that he retired.
The one thing that I can say is that the Vatican has just the "Best-ever" window dressers.