I don't mean to sneer at catholicism or the pontiff but rather at the media coverage.
"Is the mood any different in St. Peter's Square?" Yeah, everybody was sad but now they're doing The Wave.
"We're going to continue looking at the pope, particularly his relationship to the Catholic church." As opposed to what, his relationship to General Motors?
I realize that these folks are having to make-do on an ad-lib basis...they are going live and they have to fill that air with something, anything. But they babble on and on and people get annoyed and then journalists wonder, yet again "why aren't we appreciated???"
In more important news, go Illinois!