Expanding his remit from commenting on how many copies of Susan Boyle's album has sold, HMV Smartking Gennaro Castaldo has now taken to offering advice to The Pope. If Benedict thinks he is infallible, he should find out how infallible Gennaro is.
Castaldo considers that The Priests were outselling the Pope's own record this week:
But there is hope for The Pope, according to Gennaro Castaldo of HMV, who advises his Holiness to keep at it and perhaps appeal to the masses next time.
"This is The Priests' second album, and they have a pretty decent following which crosses over into the mainstream," he said.
"It makes an ideal Christmas gift for many people while The Pope's record, 'Alma Mater', on the other hand, is a bit of a one-off recording, and has quite specialist appeal."
The Pope is believed to have spluttered a bit at this, and was still muttering 'I've played the bloody Yankee Stadium' as he tumbled to the ground.