Not to take anything away from the praise being heaped upon Benedict XVI by those who know and love him best, I would like to see something written about Msgr. Guido Marini, papal MC. From the beginning of his tenure he has played an important and understated role in Benedict's papacy. He has calmly, efficiently, lovingly stood behind his master - he has played Sam to Benedict's Frodo. He has been the servant of the servant of the servants of God. Now that their task has been accomplished he will, like Sam, have to continue on with his life without his master. Pray for him!