This picture is worth tons of words.
An audacious imposter (above left) trying to dress like a cardinal...shook hands and chatted with some visiting prelates...waiting for his chance to crash the Vatican's exclusive conclave of 115 cardinals...that will select the next pope.
But sharp-eyed Swiss guards noticed real differences in dress...an incorrect purple sash, a too-short robe and funky fedora...and bounced the phony.
He had identified himself as Basilius of the Italian Orthodox Church...but his real name is Ralph Napierski...and he is a German child abuse protester...with a website and some bizarre YouTube videos.
The German Catholic Church has denounced him...calling Napierski a 'troublemaker.'
They said the self-proclaimed bishop was a 'Jesus yoga' proponent...and couldn't be trusted.
The conclave was delayed anyway...because only 103 cardinals had arrived.