This just in ... Overnight Rome has been papered with anti-papist posters.
"Oi Frankie, you have emasculated Congregations,
suspended priests, decapitated the Order of Malta
and the Franciscans of the Immaculate, ignored Cardinals...
But where is your mercy?" - Source
Somehow, this isn't such a bad thing - for me. It's kind of exciting - very medieval and intriguing on some level - and so much like a Dan Brown novel I could spit! It's not the end of the world, and it will never be the end of the Church - but it is an extremely exciting development and period in Church history. Sorry, I just love drama. I grew up with alcoholics and dysfunctional family was my normal.
Carnival appears to be in full swing in Roma!