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Holy smokes! Goodbye Pope Benedict, but hello to plenty of movie pontiffs

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From CJ Lais:

With the startling news coming out of Vatican City today that Pope Benedict XVI would be stepping down in two short weeks, surprising even his closest advisors, the speculation has begun: Is he sick? Are there more Nazi allegations forthcoming? Did he get a new, better gig as the latest judge on American Idol?

If you’re having trouble processing the impact of all this, do it the way we always do here – let’s go to the movies!

Here are some of cinema’s finest (or infamous) depictions of papal progressions or pandemonium:

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