... decides to take a closer look and discovers that the Holy Father is "more complex" than some people originally thought:
When the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, considered theologically conservative, became Pope Benedict XVI, some liberal critics expected a virtual return to the Middle Ages for the Catholic Church.
What does that tell us about Pope Benedict XVI? Exactly nothing. What does it tell us about "liberal critics"? Absolutely everything. But, of course, this is a complex topic, filled with mystery, shot through with enigmatic ambiguity, drenched in puzzling paradoxes, curiously packaged in non-coordinated colors, and described in seemingly contradictory sound bites. That, at least, is my simple take on it.