Vatican watcher John Allen said the Pope Francis the world sees as a natural in public was not always like that as the Archbishop in Buenos Aires.
“He’s a wonderful, great man. He’ll do a great job,” said pilgrim Ann Brana.
Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control.
Looking ever so jolly, Archbishop Timothy Dolan played Santa Claus sitting in a corner handing out gifts wrapped in red paper to needy kids at St. Cecilia’s on 106th Street.