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Desperately looking for a legal angle to the recent election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, The Snail was delighted to stumble upon one at BPP Law School.
Apparently His Holiness has a nephew currently hard at work at BPP in London, where - in a clear break from family tradition that has seen not only Joseph Ratzinger but older brother Georg join the priesthood - he is studying to be a solicitor.
So that will be bonus points at the Gates of Heaven for whichever firm is taking on the Pope's nephew as a trainee.