Archbishop Marini attempts to administer a custard pie to Pope Benedict.
"How I hate Pope Benedict," he said. "I had been having a great time as master of ceremonies for John-Paul II. It's an easy job - I just had to open a few bottles whenever there was a papal party, and propose the occasional toast. But then Benedict gave me a serious job, where I had to do lots of paperwork and answer letters."
"What's more John-Paul baked me birthday cakes. Benedict always burnt them."
Continued Marini: "Oh, how I suffered under Pope Benedict. We had been breathing the waters of a swamp, and it had a bad smell. We'd been in a church afraid of everything, with problems such as Vatileaks and the paedophilia scandals. Why, I was almost tempted to do something about it. Ugh, and the Pope used Twitter too."
Letting the bad smells out of the Sistine Chapel.
"Now that Pope Francis is here," he continued, "we can expect a total rewriting of Christian doctrine. If he follows my advice he will make the Catholic church entirely secular. Catholic same-sex marriages can't be far away - I read that in the Tablet, so it must be true."
Note: Piero Marini is not to be confused with Guido Marini, seen below (left).
Guido, you stand in the middle, then our colour scheme will give the French flag.