Vaticanologists were disappointed today when the historic meeting between the Pope and his predecessor degenerated into mundane questions regarding Vatican housekeeping.
Pope Francis began his unprecedented meeting with the greeting "any idea where the stop tap is in the kitchen? I'm worried what to do if the washing machine overflows!"
This was followed by questions regarding which day the bins were collected, and whether glass should go in the green wheeliebin or the silver wheeliebin.
And the meeting came to a frosty end when Pope Francis criticised the Pope Emeritus's departure. "At least you could have washed the bath out before leaving".