A not-so-subtle marketing campaign?
Now, I wonder why the L'Osservatore Romano would have this shot in their online gallery? A bit of a papal plug perhaps? :)
The flowers on the desk are a nice touch though - do you think the Sisters bring him new ones every day? I wish the photo was higher resolution so we could really see exactly what the contents of the Papal Office Space are!
I also like how His Holiness seems to have a random assortment of bookcases, all packed. Reminds me of me. LOL!