This, in turn led to Deacon Nick Donnelly starting his blog called 'Protect the Pope' - now, sadly, closed down by his Bishop.
But, it is interesting, looking back, to witness the bigotry and venom expressed by the usual gang of suspects, Dawkins, Tatchell and others.
It is, indeed, quite frightening to see the mob in full flow; but, even more frightening to think that it is not just the Pope that their bile is aimed at.
It is aimed at Jesus Christ and his Church.
And, of course, it is also aimed at us.
Get used to it, this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's getting worse by the minute.