Even though I’m now 7,000 kilometres away and a non-Catholic,I still can’t stay away from Vatican City and it’s protagonist.
Pope Benedict XVI does look like The Emperor from Star Wars, and is the dogma bulldog. Or rather, he was back in his other life as Cardinal Joe Ratzinger. But these days, as the pope, he’s smarter, softer and faster and more likeable. He’s hip. The Pope has an iPod.

…can’t you see? Sure, he’s the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, also Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, as well as the Patriarch of the West, and Primate of Italy, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, plus the Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City and finally the Servant of the Servants of God. But really he’s just like you and me. I too want an ipod from God.