I like funny things…

“It’s true I don’t give interviews. I don’t know why. I just can’t. It’s tiresome,” he said [on his flight to World Youth Day in Brazil]. “But I enjoy your company.”

“[F]or a Pope who does not want to give interviews, we are truly grateful to you.”

“[H]e prefers to think carefully rather than give quick responses to on-the-spot interviews. … ‘I did not recognize myself when I responded to the journalists asking me questions on the return flight from Rio de Janeiro…’. ‘When you express too much, you run the risk of being misunderstood.’”

With a sympathetic nod to a beleaguered friend:


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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