Look at this guy, this new pope: he’s always smiling and laughing. Our former pope, Pope Benedict, was seen smiling now and then, but it frightened young children.
And Pope Francis seems to like to joke around, too. In a recent interview in the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, with a journalist who is an atheist, Francis joked that he was afraid the journalist would try to convert him.
Benedict doesn’t look like the kind of guy you can kid around with.