One can only wonder at how the Pope can cancel a lunch appointment with foreign dignitaries at such short notice (completely unplanned of course!) despite all the effort many staff will have gone to to prepare to greet him and show him hospitality, while publicly throwing them under the bus by making it know he fancied spending his time with other more humble, lowly types, and - despite this - his glowing reputation actually grows in stature. Obviously, if you or I arranged to meet someone for lunch and said, at the last minute, "Actually, I'd rather dine with some tramps I've just spotted," your hosts or mine would be equally impressed. If I rang round my friends and told them what I had done and told them to tell everyone they knew that I had done it, they'd never think I was up myself or in any way arrogant. Most people with poor manners lose friends, but Pope Francis, amazingly, gains them.
Out of character for Francis, though, his growing admirers were witness to pre-written speeches, carefully crafted in order to lay out his bold 100 year plan for the future of all mankind, a vision that will sit fairly comfortably with that of the UN's population controllers, but which is Christless enough to irritate a number of Catholics. His speeches were sometimes in English and sometimes in Spanish but anyhow, so many people were unable to digest some of Pope Francis's eloquent 'off the cuff' uses of language, usually delivered to Christians, in order to hurl accusations and insults at straw men characters who may or may not be in the room at the time. Some of the US's most prestigious music magazines are therefore promoting an exciting box set of Pope Francis's insults collated from over two years of speeches and homilies.
|Edward Pentin wakes up to a nasty surprise yesterday|
A sneak preview has been made available of Pope Francis's album in which the many diseases of the curia are read out. Set to a backdrop of psychedelic trance, Pope Francis is heard saying...
"There is also a “spiritual Alzheimer’s disease”/The disease of existential schizophrenia/The disease of gossiping, grumbling and back-biting/The disease of idolizing superiors/The disease of poor coordination/The disease of excessive planning and of functionalism/Then too there is the disease of mental and spiritual “petrification”/The disease of thinking we are “immortal”, “immune” or downright “indispensable”, neglecting the need for regular check-ups/The disease of a lugubrious face/The disease of rivalry and vainglory..."
It has been suggested that Cardinal Daneels and an extensive "mafia" network of Pope Francis's most influential supporters are to buy 2 million copies just to make sure it goes straight to number 1. In a new biography of Cardinal Daneels, the Cardinal is said to have commented...
"We'll do whatever it takes to get our man to the top, by hook or by crook, we don't care. This is rock n' roll after all. Rules are for losers. If me and my mafia mates can organise a dodgy conclave, I think we can manage rigging the album charts. I've got powerful friends, you see. Look, I'm going to throw a TV out of my hotel room. Security, will you let me know when Edward Pentin is standing directly under my window? Cheers! Wait...I didn't say that! You'd best forget I said that. You don't want a horse's head in your bed do you? Good, well you best shut it then."
Due to the sheer number of incredible papal insults Catholics have come to endure, know and love - and want to share with those around them - the Pope's record label will be releasing an 11-track volume of insults set to a variety of musical styles every 4 months for the next ten years. At the end of that the box set will be available for a renaissance princely sum of just £99.00. All proceeds of the sales of his insults set to music will go to his personal charities for the poor and homeless.