You know, in light of the number of people who read headlines such as "Brawl Erupts At Synod" over at Eye of the Tiber and take them seriously.
These comments got to me -
I had a vision of BXVI rising over a hill in the East like Gandalf at the battle of Helm's Deep!
....his miter towering above his enemies, he charges forward, cross and sword in hand.
...shouting, 'For Jesus and Mary and souls! Charge!
Was that the version released in the daily press briefing?
Because we all know how reliable they are of course!
An anonymous source has confirmed that far from fleeing, Benedict used the opportunity to give the rousing St. Crispin's day speech from Henry V.