Charlotte Church Is Quoted in the Herald and Weekly Times as saying "I'm from a Catholic family. But I don't like this new pope,""He even wants to ban Harry Potter! He says it is because of witchcraft and other bad stuff."
And the singer, who has read every Potter book, says the pontiff should read them before judging. "If he bothered to sit down and read it he'd understand the morals of it."
But former cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is adamant Potter is evil -- despite his predecessor, John Paul II, praising author JK Rowling for helping children understand the difference between good and evil.
In even more interesting Harry news, Two men have been arrested after shots were fired during what was thought to be a newspaper deal to buy a stolen copy of the new Harry Potter novel. The Beeb Has More, apparently The Sun newspaper said it was intending to obtain the book and inform police.
A spokesman for The Sun said the paper had been approached by someone claiming to have a copy of JK Rowling's latest novel.