This just in by email from one of my Vatican contacts:
Is everyone stocked up on booze? I think it would be a VERY good idea to stock up on booze today.
Let me STRONGLY advise you all to stock up on booze…
The Pope is reminding everyone that he is the Pope, the Successor of Peter. He’s essentially – and I mean, almost in words – threatening to invoke infallibility.
Developing… (as they say in the journalist-biz)