Surprisingly, even after a thousand years of bloody crusades, the Papacy looks keen to get back into the pillaging business. One priest explained: ‘The Catechism of the Catholic Church says every human life is sacred, but it’s more of a guideline than rule when it comes to northern Iraq. We want to go back to what we do best – inquisitions, selling indulgences and chasing choir boys. Obviously, we still disapprove of murder – unless it’s done by a Knight’.
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