Since Pope Benedict XVI has a email address for us to send him a greeting. Many including myself have wondered about papal spam. Rick Lugari at Unam Santum has a funny take on a possible example.
As for me I was wondering what he is going to think after his thousandths spam email from Nigeria? Now I am sure he wouldn’t think that Cardinal Arinze was behind it or that the good Cardinal had any sour grapes (in fact I bet he is sighing with relief).
Maybe just possibly his Holiness being aware of spam is a good thing. It is certainly a reminder of the work the Church has ahead of it. Spam is a good cultural barometer when it comes down to it. I also wonder if he gets junk mail. "We noticed that recently you have become pope and so we are offering you a pre-approved line of credit at a low introductory rate!"