To the speech of the Pope in the German Bundestag the Pope in Berlin traffic jams in the capital, citizens who may enter their apartment just after passport control, welcome posters on the building of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation: the Pope is in Berlin. The ‘city of unbelief and God forgotten’ (Archbishop Wolki on the occasion of the Papal Mass at the Olympic Stadium) experienced no normal state visit these days certainly. For many critics, the speech of the Pope before the German Bundestag biggest bone of contention was in advance. In fact, one can ask why a Pope should necessarily speak before the members of the Bundestag. Its importance as a head of State – under other circumstances the valid grounds of such, very rare invitation – can’t be it. For papst Benedikt, formerly Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger himself was the thing clear; the invitation of the President of the Bundestag, to speak before the House was him “as Pope, as Bishop of Rome, the ultimate responsibility for the Catholic Christianity” bears.” A different caliber – the speech of the Pope in the Bundestag this, the Pope, is the basis of its international responsibility and the role of the Vatican in the world. A remarkable beginning, put no less than the Pope’s continued claim to understood the role as the Supreme Shepherd of the Catholic flock in the world at the same time as moral political leadership authority of world-wide reputation. Already in this Anfangspassage of Pope Benedict’s speech above all had become clear the attentive listener: on this day, it had a speakers dealing with the plenary, which is carved from wood clearly, as the rhetorical woefully few exceptions windfalls that there otherwise is behind the Panel. After this extremely positive, almost facilitated responses to the Pope speech from the ranks of parliamentarians and the comments in the media, which described the speech as “rather campuses” or even “boring”, had to do but wonder.