Rolling Stone casually calls him a monster, so here’s some real Benedict

In an upcoming feature on Pope Francis, Rolling Stone author Mark Binelli contrasted him with his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, and characterised the latter as “a staunch traditionalist who looked like he should be wearing a striped shirt with knife-fingered gloves and menacing teenagers in their nightmares”. Nasty, ignorant and down-right insulting, this clear reference to Freddie Krueger, the monstrous villain from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of horror movies.

So, in honour of Mr. Binelli’s undoubtedly knowledgeable characterisation, here’s an impression of that nasty old Pope…

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Pope Benedict XVI

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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI
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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves upon his arr

Monster, right? Yeah, didn’t think so. I wonder what Pope Francis, the topic of so much adoration in the article, would think…

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Photo credits:

[3] AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

[4] AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

[5], [12] Reuters/Tony Gentile

[6] ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

[7] Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

[8] REUTERS/Marko Djurica

[9] Johannes Simon/Getty Images

[10] AP Photo/Frank Augstein

[11] Claudio Peri/AFP/Getty Images

[13] Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

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