• You might say, 'Can't we have a more human Christianity, without the cross, without Jesus, without stripping ourselves?' In this way we'd become pastry-shop Christians, like a pretty cake and nice sweet things. Pretty, but not true Christians.

    "Casual, chatty pope puts Vatican on alert with off-the-cuff homilies, interviews, one-liners" by The Associated Press, October 9, 2013.