The election of a new pope is weird. It involves millions of people looking at an old man and thinking about sex….at least, same sex marriage, abortion and child sexual abuse.
The new pope, who has taken the name Francis, was elected yesterday evening in Rome. He has his work cut out for him. The Vatican has been accused of being out of touch with its 1.2bn followers – particularly young people – and is reeling from repeated cases of child sexual abuse by its priests.