Things we know about Pope Benedict XVI from John L Allen Jr’s book, Conclave:
His nickname is Cardinal No.
He says no to ordaining women.
He says no to homosexuality.
He says no to priests marrying.
He says no to rock music.
He says no to excessive capitalism.
He says no to the lithurgical reform of Paul VI.
He thinks the church is a sinking ship, in part because of priests who make mass a show.
He says no to priests facing the faithful, and no to the cross being to the side instead of at the center of the altar, feng shui be damned.