I saw John Paul once several years ago. He came to my old home town, and spoke so near to my house that there were vendors and pilgrims to the event literally camped out on the front edge of my lawn. I didn’t make a point to hear him, but his rantings about evil could be heard from my back yard. And he was less conservative then Benedict.
I’ve seen the Dali Lama twice and it was never so stressful. Can’t we invite a prominent Taoist or Jainist instead?