Regardless of one’s religious persuasion or disinclination, I think that the visit starting today of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is an occasion for celebrating hope for all that is good and can be good about mankind, and for promoting peace and goodwill among all people. Here is a link for anyone who wants to follow the pope’s visit to the U.S. this week. I understand that this is the first time in President Bush’s 7 years as president that he has ever met an arriving dignitary at Andrews Air Force Base, as he did today to honor Pope Benedict XVI.