Pope Benedict strode into St Peter’s Square yesterday, fully refreshed after his Lenten sabbatical and announced that he was ready to take the reins of the papacy once more. With a fresh ear piercing, his skull cap set back on his head at a jaunty angle and a giggling nun on each arm, it was clear that the break from the burden of office had taken years off the former pontiff as he vigorously shoved aside pilgrims on his way back to the Vatican.
The Vatican has announced that a huge latex prayer dome is to be erected in St Peter’s Square in honour of Pope Benedict XVI. It is expected to be the first of many throughout the world, and will offer millions of ordinary Catholics unmatched protection from the elements.
Following the shock news of The Pope’s resignation, many people around the world face an uncertain future, as they are left wondering how the resignation affects them and what reaction they should have to the announcement. To assist the population at this difficult time, the Catholic Church has issued this special Papal Bulletin answering many of the questions that are commonly asked around this time…