On this Christmas morning, as is customary, the Pope ascended to the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square and indulged the teeming, drooling masses with his annual holiday address.
This year, Pope Benedict XVI -- the former Cardinal Josef Ratzinger -- called upon world leaders to end war, confront rampant immorality, promote a culture of life, yadda yadda, yadda. You know -- the usual.
As for those who live and die at the mercy and whim of these world leaders -- the broken and destitute, the desperate and war-ravaged -- well Pope Benedict has a stirring and powerful message for them as well.
"May Jesus's birth bring you consolation."
Why thank you, silly little flamboyantly-dressed man, I feel better already.
Hey, look at it this way folks -- it could be worse. The last time a German stood on a balcony and addressed 50,000 of his insanely rabid disciples, half of Europe started grabbing up canned goods and clearing out space in the attic.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Posted by Chez at 7:31 AM