One of the striking things about this new pontificate is the "rock star" coverage it is receiving. One has to wonder what is the big deal. There are several factors. I don't think people expected a Hispanic to be elected. Land especially one with such humility.
His propensity for walking and riding buses instead of a limo. And the expression of this humility in choosing the name of Francis, the poor saint.
It is refreshing to hear the Pope speak of wanting a "poor church for the poor". It speaks to a greedy world directly and succinctly. And who isn't for that!