Well, we're making good progress here.
In addition to reinstating the Crusades and dumbing down the Pontificate, Benedict the Nazi's henchmen--specifically Father Gabriele Amorth--are now confirming that Harry Potter is actually Satanist recruiting material:
"By reading Harry Potter a young child will be drawn into magic and from there it is a simple step to Satanism and the Devil," he was quoted as saying. "You start with Harry Potter, who comes across as a likeable wizard, but you end up with the Devil. "There is no doubt that the signature of the Prince of Darkness is clearly within these books."It's also confirmed that Their New Pope fully supports Fr Amorth:
In 2003 Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) reportedly wrote two letters to a critic of the Harry Potter series. "It is good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly," he wrote.There is no way on Heaven or Earth that this sort of medieval dim-wittedness is going to fly. Who the hell does he think he's catering to? Not the new Catholics in the 3rd World who hate the idea of female priests, homosexuality, and abortion--they've never heard of Harry Potter and don't give a shit. Not the N American and European Catholics who are still hanging on within the church--this is the kind of shit that's chasing them out by the 10s of thousands.
They're going to be sorry they did this: not only in terms of history (by which perspective they're already damned) but in terms of politics. It's stupid politics.
[Update at Dharmonia's suggestion:
"Blimey, I never expected the Spanish Inquisition!"