Pope Benedict has received thunderous applause from a gathering of 350,000 devout followers after making a revolutionary suggestion that families from wealthy nations could sponsor families from poor nations. The idea was considered revolutionary, with many world leaders of affluent nations already pledging their support for the philanthropic initiative inspired by his holiness. A spokesman for a major family owned international electronics giant had the following encouraging words to say about the Pope’s suggestion.
“The difference this sponsorship could make to a poor village is tremendous. We have already sponsored a group of one thousand in a remote Ugandan village and set them up with a state of the art community centre. This allows the villagers, and in particular the youngsters, to participate in rewarding craft activities such as the assembling of high definition camcorders, and the answering of level 3 technical support calls for high definition camcorders. I know our contribution of one thousand dollars a week to this village is really making a difference and … Sorry, I always get emotional when I speak about this.”
Pope Benedict’s message to the poor was an inspirational moment and one deserved of being delivered from his special solid gold 18ct chair reserved for just such emotional charitable announcements.
It is hoped that within the next few years many other wealthy families will follow suit and start sponsoring similar poor families like the one in Uganda by building community centers focused on craft activities such as electronic assembly, sports shoe manufacture, and call centre phone support. An absurdly small investment can be a highly rewarding venture for all those involved.
Beardy: Haha! That Pope sure knows how to make a charitable statement hey Monk boy! Haha!
llama: Haha! That’s nothing. Have you seen my special charitable statement 18ct Nike bad boys? Haha!
Third Wheel: Haha! No one has mentioned my white pants. Haha!
Beardy: Haha! Did you hear something? Haha!
llama: Haha! Nope. Haha!