The most screamingly obvious instance of heretical teaching from the Pontiff now gloriously reigning is, of course, his various statements to the effect that the death penalty is ‘per se contrary to the gospel’ (which the canonical delict mob bizarrely omitted to mention). One of the Pontiff’s great gifts to the Church has been his exposure the yawning but hitherto concealed gulf separating those who worship Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church from those who worship the Hegelian Kirkengeist. It is accordingly grim but fascinating sport to watch one of the latter being skewered by the former.