Damian Thompson has drawn attention to the headline in the Times erroneously and unjustifiably attacking the Holy Father. See: Catholic fury over The Times's coverage of Pope Benedict XVI. While writing this, I also received Damian's Tweet with a link to the Facebook Group Catholics Who Condemn the Times' Treatment of the Pope which you may like to join if you are on FB.
The Times article has a sidebar quote from Ruth Gledhill which includes the words:
The Pope is pretty unassailable. He is not elected ...The Times should not be allowed to forget that it highlighted that as an "Expert view" from its "Religion Correspondent".
The mainstream media are clearly gearing up for an all-out attack on the Holy Father when he visits Britain in September. This is a good time to pray earnestly for the Pope: one way of remembering to do this is to gain as many plenary indulgences as you can, since one of the conditions is to pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. Pray especially to Our Blessed Lady to strengthen and protect him. You can also use the traditional Prayer for the Pope which is given in English and Latin by Fr Z.