On the side of the angels
They only need one more miracle. That shouldn’t be difficult. There are over a billion Catholics in the world. Surely a big enough sample to yield a single random inexplicable remission?
The real miracle would be if no ‘miracle’ happened. But that’s by the by.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who is the subject of an EU-wide travel ban on the grounds of human rights abuses, received special permission to travel to the Vatican (motto: Suffer little children).
He so much wanted to join in the festivities. Dogmatic authoritarians need to stick together, as long as their empires are independent.
Mugabe said he found the beatification ‘absolutely heavenly’.
Hard to keep a straight face. But it’s not exactly funny.
© Chris Lawrence 2011.