Bush reacts to choice of Ratzinger as pope
President Bush is describing the new pope as a "man of great wisdom and knowledge" -- and "a man who serves the Lord."
Bush commented as he returned to the White House today from a trip to Illinois. Standing alongside his wife, the president recalled listening to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's homily at the funeral of Pope John Paul. He said "his words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions."
Bush said he and others around the world will pray that the new pope shows "continued strength and wisdom" as he leads the church.