Here is part of a speech that Pope Benedict XVI *would* have given to a Roman university had leftist protests not prevented it:
What does the Pope have to do or say in a university? He certainly should not try to impose in an authoritarian manner his faith on others, which can only be freely offered. ...it is his task to keep alive man’s responsiveness to the truth. Similarly he must again and always invite reason to seek out truth, goodness and God, and on this path urge it to see the useful lights that emerged during the history of the Christian faith and perceive Jesus Christ as the light that illuminates history and helps find the way towards the future.
Wow. Their anti-Catholic prejudice prevented them from hearing wise words of a learned professor and man of God.