With the election of a second non-Italian Pope in a row, we're hoping that this kind of "outside the box" thinking bodes well for the heavenly reign of Pope Benedict XVI, and that he will champion causes like justice for the poor, rail against world leaders who would lead their nations into war, and take a long look at the questions of contraception, acceptance of homosexuality and priestly celibacy. Though we're not holding our breath, as Cardinal Ratzinger has been known for his efforts, in the words of the Beeb, to "stamp out dissent and curb the 'wild excesses' of this more tolerant era."