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June 20, 2005

Automotive absolution

So when he’s not enforcing hardline Catholic doctrine, advocating abstinence as the best way to solve Africa’s AIDs crisis, despatching Italy’s fertility laws back to the Dark Ages, and urging Catholic officials in Spain to ignore a new law that permits gay marriage, how’s Pope Benedict spending his time? Focusing on world hunger? Ministering to the poor? Ridding the church of pedophile priests? Not exactly:

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict has offered his blessings to some fast movers.
Dozens of gleaming Ferrari sports cars were driven into St. Peter’s Square – to get the pope’s blessing after his noontime remarks.
The drivers weren’t disappointed, as the pope made special mention of the Easy Rider World Association by saying that “we see them and soon we'll hear them.”
There were 45 vehicles inside the square during the blessing.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine propero. Or something like that.

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