As I ran on the cross trainer at the gym I saw the live feed of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church arriving at the airport on the Italian carrier Alitalia into Scotland in the United Kingdom. The leader is called the pope and is currently 83 years old. It was interesting to see the Scottish honor guard (which needed to practice a bit more on moving together) and all the old guys in flowing robes going to meet the Pope Benedict XVI AKA German Mr. Joseph Alois Ratzinger. They got off the jet, did their hand kissing, walked through the honor guard, went into a tent on the tarmac, then boarded a fleet of Land Rovers, while the Pope was directed into a new looking Jaguar. They were surrounded by a fleet of police motorcycles and driven into town.
It is very interesting that this church leader has a political status as well. I am amazed at the time and effort they put into their clothing.