I like nicknames. It's my way of relating to people. Some say the names like Brownie, Turd Blossom, Pootie-Poot, that I give people are a way to put them in their place, which is subservient to me. Others say the demeaning, obnoxious names are just a reflection of my inner nastiness. Whatever.
The Pope is Catholic, which I'm not. I don't feel any need to treat him any differently from anyone else. Benedict. Let's see....Benadick? Nah, too easy. The former Cardinal Ratsinger, Ratsi to some, seems to liek fancy hats. I'll call him "Hatsi." Did you know that if you mirror image the word Hatsi, it becomes Hatsista? My nicknames for people are the coolest.