The Professor’s cousin the Vigneron blew in from Spain via Edinburgh to catch up with this and that — en passant she told us the only amusing thing anyone has yet revealed with respect to the new pontiff — some of the less reverential denizens of the Italian yellow press have taken to referring to him as Papa Ratzi. But will he have a flair for publicity …? Only time will tell.

One Response to “Benedicamus”

  1. Arnold Says:

    Not just the Italian yellow press — it was the headline in the Sun too. (They must have been tempted by the headline RATZI THE NAZI, but that might have been going a little too far even for the Sun.) Some conservative Catholic bloggers have taken to calling him ‘the German Shepherd’ which I think it rather apt.

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