Pope Benedict XVI has been forced to defend allegations of money laundering along with other dubious fiscal activities after a series of internal documents leaked to an Italian journalist were made public. The documents detailed internal conflicts among senior clergy and made direct reference to the Church’s attempts to comply with international money laundering regulations. In a official statement to the media, Pope Benedict had the following to say.
“The allegations of financial misconduct are not true. When it comes to matters of believing in these things one must not make the mistake of taking personal accounts made by religious individuals as Gospel. One can only imagine what absurd reality we would live in if everyone believed everything they read just because it was produced by a significant religious identity. That is a leap of faith I am sure no one is willing to make.”
Pope Benedict then spun around quickly, produced a dove from within the folds of his robes, and disappeared in a flash of blinding light and smoke. All in attendance agreed it was an unnecessary but a kick ass exit.
Way to go Mandrake. Do you realize the significance of throwing a lion to a Christian?