So, the Pope has made a startling confession. No, not defrauding the Vatican coffers or even lip-synching his Sunday prayers in St Peter's Square.
Much, much more shocking - it transpires that the highly esteemed Bishop of Rome has not watched telly since 1990.
Imagine. He lives in a world without 'Celebrity Big Brother', 'Gogglebox' or even - grab the smelling salts - 'Come Dine with Me'.
Which means that these ground-breaking shows, all of which made their debut in the same year he switched off the box for good (not necessarily with a remote control, either), would have been the last bits of TV he enjoyed...