When Pope Benedict XVI visited the Orthodox Christian stronghold of Mt. Athos — a lovely mountainous land on a peninsula in northeast Greece — the resident holy men weren’t very impressed. In fact, they were downright hostile:
“[T]he Pope is in fact visibly promoting and trying to reinforce Unia along with the Papist dogmas on primacy and infallibility, and is going even further, with inter-faith common prayers and the pan-religious hegemony of the Pope of Rome that is discerned therein.
Oh, snap. (Read the monks’ full statement here. Don’t miss the part about the filioque. It’s a barn-burner!) Stateside protests are a little more civilized, as evidenced by our gallery of anti-Papists in the streets of New York outside the UN. After the jump, enjoy a select showing of Pope and church-haters.