Friday, 31 January 2014


Intriguing and bizarre. The Mirror has suggested that His Holiness Pope Francis is a dead ringer for hit British ITV darts-centred game show, Bullseye's host, Jim Bowen.

The game show host had a real knack for insulting the contestants but getting away with it because of his cheeky northern charm and affable manner.

May the Lord forgive me, but there have been times during Pope Francis's pontificate when I looked back to the conclave and thought of 'what we might have won'. At the time of the conclave I was running a subtle prayer campaign for a Great Excommunicator like Cardinal Burke. The whole Bullseye scenario did cross my mind. Basically, Bulleye was a little bit cruel because after a couple of contestants had gambled all the prizes they had won during the show on the 'Star Prize' (a holiday in Spain or a yacht or something equally glamourous) and lost, Jim would kindly then show them 'what you could have won'. Then they'd go home looking visibly narked off. would, wouldn't you?


Gertrude said...

Surely you're too young to remember this... surely ;-)

johnf said...

Some months ago there was a picture of the Holy Father when as Archbishop of BA he was photographed on public transport. I thought that he looked a dead ringer for Alastair Sim

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...


this is my favourite Bishop Bergoglio lookalike:

just place on a white yarmulke and everything starts to make sense.

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

apparently bishop bergoglio has just said that a Church without nuns is 'unimaginable'. Poor, lamb. What a sheltered life he's lived. If only he knew that most of the Church doesn't have to imagine, that live a Church wihtout nun week in week out. And if there are nuns, well, these days, its don't ask, don't tell.

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