The Washington Post tried to make him look as stern as possible — “Pope Warns About Loveless Sex”. Can’t blame them too much because that’s what I expected his first encyclical to be like.
Haven’t read it all yet, but from the summaries it looks like a back-to-basics look at the nature of love and the mission of the Church. It’s said that a Pope’s first encyclical letter is supposed to set the tone for his papacy. Okay.
He’s kind of surprised me. I have to admit that before he became Pope Benedict XVI I didn’t like him that much. Now he has my sincere benefit of the doubt.