In a shocking act of betrayal to Christianity the Pope was yesterday discovered reading "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Although he tried to cover up his unChristian deed Cardinal Smith was having none of it.
"I knocked on the door to his office, giving the password "firebolt" and he told me to wait outside, sounding rather flustered. I did so but then I heard a large banging noise and thought he'd had a fall. On entering the office I discovered him trying to push four large Harry Potter books back into his cupboard! He tried to say it was not what it looked like and he was in fact reading the books as research on a sermon he was going to give, but I was having none of it!"
The Pope has since confessed that he picked up the first book out of curiosity and just couldn't put it down. He was then thought to have ordered the rest of the books and DVDs online.
A further investigation into his cupboard found a broomstick, wand, spell book and even a poster of Dumbledore pinned on the inside, who he claims to have become a role model.
"I see a lot of similarities between myself and Dumbledore." He didn't elaborate. Although many around Vatican City had started to notice changes in the Pope.
Cardinal Smtih told us more: "We did wonder why he had stopped shaving, his beard is rather long now. He also expressed an interest in changing the archetectural style of Vatican City, wishing for it to look more 'castle-like' ".
Catholics have gathered outisde the gates of the Vatican, demanding for the imediate removal of the Pope, saying they are sickened by his reading material. The Pope however claims he no longer thinks Harry Potter evil or an advocate of satanism and that the long line of goats being led through the gates were his new pets.