In her magnificent acceptance speech, she declared that the priesthood should be reserved to men for ever, women have important obligations to raise their own children and finally that, this jokingly, that the Church should start the sale of indulgences again to solve their financial problems. No-one was left in any doubt about the importance of Catholicism.
Most important of all, she was given the honour citation in Latin, complete with her coat of arms. What a difference a year makes!No sign either of the devil this year, unlike in 2005, when Cardinal Lehmann received the same honour.Normally, the winners are shown into a cage from which they deliver their acceptance speech. The presenter of the show declared, "This woman cannot be caged". More likely "will not be caged". And no dancing girls either, as in 2005.
She raised the standard of the Carnival rather than being pulled down by it.