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Pope in sense of humour failure shocker

An Italian comedian has taken to making mock of the Pope, and the Vatican does not like it, at all. According to the newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference, "These are vulgar television programs … that attempt to ridicule figures dear to the Catholic world."

Judging from this extract, Maurizio Crozza is not exactly in the same league as Swift:

"In one skit, Crozza as pope is dressed, as usual, in white vestments head to toe. "White! White! White!" he complains. "Why can't I have a bit of color, maybe a green stole that would look really good on me?" he squeals. "Or a camouflage outfit would be nice. I already have the boots." At which point, he hikes up his gown and heaves his foot, clad in a black storm trooper's boot, onto a table".

I suppose Spitting Image and Dave Allen never came to the attention of the Bishop of Rome, and I imagine our utterly useless Archbishop of Canterbury would probably regard any satire of him as a good thing, as it would at least suggest he has some relevance.
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Anonymous e said... 1:26 pm

Is there a zany generation of Latinos that enjoy this kind of humour? I wouldn't have thought so.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:52 pm

Presume he hasn't seen this episode of Father Ted either...

Niamh Conolly: The church in Ireland secretly had lots of potatoes during the famine, and they hid the potatoes in pillows and sold them abroad in potato fairs. And the Pope closed down a lot of the factories that were makin' the potatoes and turned them into prisons for children.

Father Ted: God almighty, she says that as if there's something sinister about it all! I mean, what is the problem with her?!  



Blogger Hercules said... 4:13 pm

I wonder what they made of the Spitting Image version of Pope John Paul????  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:32 pm

A rum business, it must be said. As I'm forever saying, being accused of lacking a sense of humour is the deadliest non-sexual insult you can hurl in these parts, but I suppose it does not apply in Italy.  



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