So why has the Great Wall of China stood for so long? Rice pudding!
The Corriere della Sera (in Italian...) reports that Ratzinger has met the Pope and spoke to him in German and Italian! He is also confident that the Pope is fit to work on the issues brought to him. It's also reported that the Pope is preparing to celebrate Mass!
It's quite cold here in Rome, but not as cold as it is in Madrid. There's also an interesting picture of a bread deliveryman in Equador.