Here he is! In case you were wondering why you had come over shivery and feverish, it is because his papal whateveritis has touched down in London’s glittering Edinburgh district. You’ll notice he’s come in on an Alitalia flight as the “state” of The Vatican doesn’t have an airline. Or an airport. Or a country come to that, which is why it’s a bit funny this is a state visit that we’re having to pay for.
Etiquette demands that the Pope flies home on the national airline of the country he’s visiting but he won’t be going back in British Airways. Apparently, according to his right-hand man – the one who thinks the presence of black people at Heathrow airport (haven’t they banned them yet?) makes London seem like a third world country – you’re not allowed to wear crucifixes on British Airways.
No, but he really thinks that!