As the dust setles and people get used to the idea that Ratzinger is the new Pope of the Roman Catholic church, people are being interviewed here stating that they are concerned that he is a "Right Wing Conservative" and will not lead the church in a more liberal direction. The question is, lets suppose that a new pope did come along and approve contraception, priests marrying and female priests. Would it really make any difference to there numbers anyway? I dont think so. Various Protestant churches are growing in South America and other places reputed to be the heartland of Catholiscm, yet not for those three reasons, rather that the actual doctrine and dogma of the church is wrong. I think that if people are looking for change in the Roman Catholic Church, maybe a shift to the Baptist Distinctives might be a good start!