The Pope in Scotland + a Royal rumble :-)

I think it's quite clear just who the guilty party is here!


Thought this was appropriate given today's final in Paris.... :-)

The Pope in Scotland

On a tour of Scotland, the Pope took a couple of days off his itinerary
to visit the north coast near Aberdeen on an impromptu sightseeing trip.

His 4X4 Popemobile was driving along the golden sands when there was an
enormous commotion heard just off the headland. They rushed to see what
it was and upon approaching the scene the Pope noticed just outside the
surf, a hapless man wearing an English Rugby jersey, struggling
frantically to free himself from the jaws of a twenty foot shark.

At that moment a speedboat containing three men wearing Scottish rugby
tops roared into view from around the point. Spontaneously, one of the
men took aim and fired a harpoon into the shark's ribs, immobilizing it

The other two reached out and pulled the Englishman from the water and
then, using long clubs, beat the shark to death. They bundled the
bleeding, semi conscious man into the speed boat along with the dead
shark and then prepared for a hasty retreat, when they heard frantic
shouting from the shore. It was of course the Pope, and he summoned them
to the beach.

Upon them reaching the shore the Pope went into raptures about the
rescue and said, "I give you my blessing for your brave actions. I had
heard that there were some racist xenophobic people trying to divide
Scotland and England, but, now I have seen with my own eyes this is not
true. I can see that your society is a truly enlightened example of
racial harmony and could serve as a model on which other nations could
follow." He blessed them all and drove off in a cloud of dust.

As he departed, the harpoonist asked the others, "Who was that???!".
"That," one answered, "was his Holiness the Pope. He is in direct
contact with God and has access to all God's wisdom."

"Well," the harpoonist replied, "he knows nothing about shark hunting.
How's that bait holding up or do we need to get another one?"
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