Found in some old newspaper clippings I've kept because they tickled my funny bone:
"It's hard to say you're sorry, especially when you're infallible. But Benedict offered words of apology. He's sorry people felt bad. That's known in Vatican terminology as a "me-a-kinda." It's a time-honoured tradition in the Catholic Church dating back to the Inquisition when Pope Innocent IV said, 'We deeply regret the fact that so many non-believers happen to be flammable.' "
(I don't recall the story to which this refers. I would cite the author or the paper if I could, for this is no doubt deserved of citation.)