Pope to visit Britain in 2010
It will be the first papal visit to Britain since 1982, when Pope John Paul II's six-day tour drew them from the four corners of the state to touch the hem of his garment.
This visit will doubtless coincide with the beatification of Cardinal Newman, and Gordon Brown will also hope to use it as a useful prelude to an April(?) general election.
Nothing like a bit of feel-good fervour to mesmerise the masses and induce acceptance of the status quo.