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Saint or sinner ?

Posted by Big John on February 16, 2016

Now there’s a surprise … a Pope with a girlfriend !

According to press reports, there is no indication that the former pontiff, had a sexual relationship with Anna-Teresa, a vivacious, married, American/Polish aristocrat, or that he ever broke his vow of celibacy.

Of course he didn’t ! … What a dreadful thought !… and, anyway, if he did, it probably meant that the alter boys were safe and could relax after mass. Although the nuns may have thought that old John Paul’s blessing was a bit too ‘hands on’.

A Vatican official is quoted as saying .. “There was never any suggestion of wrongdoing. It’s not like they had a secret lovechild or anything”.

Now would be a good time to creep out of the cloisters, you blessed …

…  ‘son of a saint’ !


3 Responses to “Saint or sinner ?”

  1. celibacy was only set up to keep priests, and above, from handing on church property to their offspring. surely in the days of the pill….

  2. Dick Klade said

    Wonder what Donald Trump will say about this if he hears of it.

  3. Ginnie said

    I was going to write “ye of little faith” John …and then realized that’s exactly what you are !!

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