The Telegraph reports on an interview with Ratzinger, which says absolutely nothing new! I suppose the only interesting thing is that the interview as in the leftish organ 'La Repubblica'.
More interestingly, here's a nice Christmas gift - if you've got about a hundred grand to spare - the suits worn by the Beatles on the cover of 'Please, Please Me' are up for sale!
According to the Dutch, the odour of sanctity could kill! (Well, they're going to have to pry my thurible from my cold dead hands...)
Also in the Telegraoph, news of the restoration work at La Scala.