Receiving Scorsese isn’t the half of it. He’s now received Andres Serrano, the ‘artist’ who created ‘P*ss Christ’, a crucifix in a bottle of his own urine. It sold for a six-figure sum. The Pope gave him a’mischievous smile’ and thumbs up. I gather this was a reception to mark an exhibition of the Vatican’s contemporary art collection. Serrano has had a number of exhibitions with grossly offensive titles. There isn’t a bodily secretion that he hasn’t featured. I won’t go into details, you can read about this person online. My Facebook feed has been full of it. Of course some people think that the Pope is trying to open dialogue with him, and this would be an admirable thing to do in a private meeting. I cannot believe his two predecessors would have done this. I’m only relieved that Pope Benedict isn’t alive to see this.