- The good - he is not as close to the Kremlin as the Kremlin would like.
- The bad - he calls Catholic efforts of evangelization "proselytizing" and calls on his Church to resist it.
- More good - he is not seen as quite so strident about the Catholic Church as his predecessor.
Pope John Paul II pray for us all, that the Church may "breathe with both lungs".
Pope Benedict has already sent a letter of congratulation. (note the pic on the right is not of the two).