A protestor holds a placard during a demonstration against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Germany in Erfurt

 
A protestor holds a placard during a demonstration against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Germany in Erfurt
A protestor holds a placard reading "Welcome home, Joseph" that shows a historical picture of priests making straight-armed Hitler salutes during the Nazi period, as he takes part in a demonstration against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Germany, in Erfurt September 23, 2011. Pope Benedict is on a four-day visit in his German homeland, touring mostly Protestant and atheist regions in the ex-communist east after previous visits to Catholic strongholds in the Rhineland and his native Bavaria. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)