Rome - (Trick Or Treat): A Maginot Line of Vatican resistance workers is planning a Halloween trick or treat surprise for Pope Joe Ratzinger.
Fed up with a compulsory Diet of Worms in the Pontifical works canteen staff are planning on spiking Joe Ratzinger's sauerkraut and bratwurst fritters this Saturday.
"We're using the same arselick, er...arsenic! - cocktail that Papa Ratzi gave to Pope John Paul 1 - Papa Albino - on his 30th day in pastoral orifice," one Swiss Guard who wanted to remain anonymous commented today.
Pope JP1 died after just one month on the job in the sort of mysterious machiavellian circumstances that would have made Lucrezia Borgia proud.
Mrs Joseph Ratzinger probably put him up to it.