I can draw only one conclusion from this picture from a BBC slideshow: The ages-long rift between Anglicans and Catholics still hasn’t healed, and the BBC is trying to undermine the Pope by trying to make him look as leering and creepy as possible.
With kids. The pope is leering at a bunch of kids. If your organization has a problem with child rape, why the hell would your P.R. department ever let you within a hundred feet of children? Christ, this picture is unfortunate- the only thing missing is a creepy van. I’ll bet that somewhere in the BBC, the photo editors are chuckling about how goddamn clever they are.