To those of us who don't care What Jesus Would Do in a given situation and see the Church as somewhere to steal candles from, what the Pope get's up to generally doesn't concern us. Unless he is making mind boggling statements that just cry out for someone to lock him in a Vatican cellar until it is time to light the fire that produces the white smoke again that is.
It seems that the crazy ex-Hitler youth member has his doubts over the theory that the Earth goes around the Sun.
Benedict XVI was forced to call off a visit to Rome's main university after hostility from the academics, disgusted at his former defending of the Inquisition and its condemnation of Galileo with the pontiff deeming the Inquisitions bvehaviour as 'reasonable and fair'.
Galileo Galilei was the Inquisition's most high profile victim who was forced on pain of death to backtrack over his view that the earth moved around the sun.
He was ordered to stand trial for heresy and the judgment found that his view of the solar system was "absurd, philosophically false, and formally heretical, because it is expressly contrary to Holy Scriptures". He spent the rest of his life under house arrest.
The Pope is free to back or dismiss any theory that he wants but we have to ask, What would Jesus Do?
Hold his head in his hands in dismay and pray that their is a Catholic who is not a laughing stock coming up the ranks behind Ratzinger probably.