Refreshing to have a Pope who actually lives like a Christian. Our Cardinals and Bishops should take heed of his example. Bravo!
it's not meant to be an honor, but most people still look at it that way. it's generally given to the person that had a big impact on the news that particular year. even if it is considered an honor, through, i like that they gave it to him. can't help but like the guy; he's a good person, and pretty much every time i read something that he has said, i'm pleasantly surprised. i was Catholic as a kid / teenager, so i suppose i have somewhat of an emotional tie to this.