Thursday, May 21, 2009

Papal Bull

Some stories just have me laughing my head off. This story at Ha’aretz illustrates exactly what I mean.
Roman Catholic Church officials say they would like an explanation from Israel for the poor turnout at Pope Benedict XVI's open-air mass in Jerusalem last week. Monsignor Antonio Franco, the papal nuncio in the Holy Land, said Thursday that church officials are still trying to figure out what happened. He says he's received reports that worshippers with tickets were turned away at the entrance while others received their tickets too late.
Apparently only 3,000 showed up rather than the expected 5,000. So you could blame either the Israeli police, the Elders and the International Jewish Conspiracy or you could just state the obvious…that Jerusalem is primarily a Jewish city and Jews just don’t do mass…

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