Anyway, the thing about Down Under Christianity is that we call a spade a spade. Diplomats not required. Who better then to comment on Benedict's resignation than Cardinal George Pell of Sydney:
"Not all cardinals have welcomed Benedict's decision to resign.
"I think the governance is done by most of the people around the pope and that wasn't always done brilliantly," Pell said."
I know that the Government of the Vatican City does not have an official Opposition Party, but if it did, George is the natural Leader of the Opposition!
We live in extraordinary times for Christianity. I wonder where it will all end ...