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Greetings, Pope-Pickers

100-odd papal electors/ From all geographical sectors/ Are locked in a chapel/ In secret to grapple/ With who runs their board of directors. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21750661 100-odd papal electors/From all geographical sectors/Are locked in a chapel/In secret to grapple/With who runs their … Continue reading

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Ex-Benedict

There was an old fellow in Rome/ In a church with a bloody big dome/ Who said that’s enough/ Of this papacy stuff/ I’m going to veg out at home. ///http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-pope-resignation-obedience-idUSBRE91R0GO20130228 There was an old fellow in Rome/In a church … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sins

A cardinal known as O’Brien/ Has issued a statement denyin’/ He once was a beast/ To more than one priest/ (He’ll need a defence that’s cast-iron). ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/24/pope-considering-response-inappropriate-acts-cardinal ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/305687225486688257

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Papal Twitter Quitter

There was an old Catholic Pope/ Who felt he could no longer cope/ The papal big hitter/ Had newly joined Twitter/ Which isn’t the reason, I hope. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304 ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/300950956500201472

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Papal Pardon

The head of the old Holy See/ Has pardoned an ex-employee/ An act of betrayal/ Condemned him to jail/ But now the Pope’s butler is free. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20824814 The head of the old Holy See/Has pardoned an ex-employee/An act of betrayal/Condemned … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Tweeter

The Vatican City’s big hitter/ Is newly converted to Twitter/ So follow the pontiff/ To get what you want if/ It’s blessings, and not a cheap titter. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/12/pope-makes-twitter-debut-languages ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/278844626423656448

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What the Pope’s Butler Saw

A butler who worked for the Pope/ Allegedly leaked inside dope/ On some dubious deals/ Which the Vatican feels/ Is a bit of a slippery slope. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/26/popes-butler-charged-leaked-letters?newsfeed=true

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Sexual (Abuse) Ealing

There was an old abbot of Ealing/Who misunderstood fellow feeling/To get out of jail/The abuser jumped bail/Depriving his victims of healing. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/nov/09/monks-schoool-abuse-st-benedict-ealing?newsfeed=true

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Monday July 25, 2011

There was an old envoy of Rome/Was told that he had 2 go home/The pontiff found troubling/The new line in Dublin/On priestly abuser syndrome. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/25/vatican-ireland-child-abuse-row

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