we stopped for a wee macchiato at the italian centre and saw the television screens at the cafe broadcasting* the latest in papal madness: crowds cheering, pope waving, babies being offered up for blessings and so on...
mr monkey: the pope! i like the new pope! he looks like a potato!
which, in my mind, is as valid a reason as any.
*in italian, so i have no idea what they were talking about. all i saw was the rock concert screaming, the babies body surfing and the pope waving his hand from inside his circle of the men in black.