Next year the German-born Benedict XVI will have his first state visit to Germany. His previous visits to Germany were apostolic visits. During the September 2011 state visit Pope Benedict is slated to address the German Parliament in the Bundestag in Berlin.
The openly homosexual Volker Beck is agitating against Pope Benedict speaking to the German Parliament.
“The German Bundestag is justifiably cautious when inviting a foreign head of state,” Beck told the German daily Die Welt. “Firstly the pope is the head of a religion and secondly the head of a state.”
Here is a Reuters story about the issue.
I suspect there will be protests in Germany that will make those in England look like Afternoon Tea.