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Creative Ideas For Pope Benedict From UK Foreign Office

Pope Benedict is shortly to arrive in the United Kingdom so the Foreign Office asked a group of junior officials to brain storm how their nation could be of assistance to the Vatican in this time of trouble. The group produced a paper entitled, “The ideal visit would see…..” and then came some great ideas to help the pope under siege. The group suggested that Benedict during his visit open an abortion clinic, bless a gay marriage, and help launch a new Benedict brand of condoms. In addition young men and women urged the Pope to show some toughness by “sacking dodgy bishops” who refuse to take any action other than denying reality when issues of sexual abuse by priests arises.

Naturally, David Milliband, the foreign secretary is upset and has promised to punish the brain storm group. It appears they never got around to showing results of their thinking to senior officials in the Foreign Office. However, after reading their ideas one could only hope they obtain employment in the Vatican and set about saving the Catholic Church.

Sarkozy Blasts Vatican On Holocaust Denial

President Sarkozy expressed his displeasure with the Vatican’s handling of the recent Holocaust denial on the part of Bishop Williamson who the Pope was prepared to readmit into the Catholic Church. “It is shocking, ” said the French President, “and it is unacceptable that someone in the 21st century can deny the Shoah, the martyrdom of the Jews.” Sarkozy called on the Vatican and the Pope to insist on changes in the views of Bishop Williamson. The Vatican announced that prior to being readmitted to the Church, Williamson must “unequivocally and publicly” change his views on the Holocaust. It also said that Pope Benedict had not known of the bishop’s Holocaust views prior to promising to allow him back into the Catholic Church.

The damage has been done and even if Bishop Wiliamson says he was wrong, few will believe there is sincerity in such statements. Unfortunately, Williamson simply spouts the ignorance of Holocaust deniers who prefer to ignore history due to their hatred of either Jews or Israel.