Pope Benedict XVI
History may well be kinder to Joseph Ratzinger than his contemporary critics.
Laurie Penny has GCSE Latin and a collection of ridiculous hats, plus years of experience dealing with in-fighting and intrigue (on the British Left). There is literally no reason she couldn't be Pope. Except for the Catholic thing. And the woman thing.
For an octogenarian, he has an amazingly catholic taste in headwear.
Benedict XVI to step down on 28 February, citing "health reasons".
In complaining about "militant secularisation", Warsi is talking the Catholic leader's language.