Pope Benedict XVI goes on Twitter

It is not often that this donkey blog comments on the Catholic Church – as religion is a perplexing subject for the donkeys – but today we have learned that Benedict XVI (or Benedict XIV as he is known for short) has set up a Twitter account: @PopeBenedictXIV

Please tweet him to tell him how crass this is. Meanwhile, here are some comments from my donkeys:

Matilde says
“Following on so soon from the Holy Father´s disgraceful comments about the absence of a donkey in the Nativity stable, we really must ask serious questions about the commitment of the Vatican to the remaining Biblical characters in today´s world.”

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Morris says

“Taking my inspiration from Balaam´s ass in the Old Testament, I have been practising leaping over rivers. It is very sad to hear that the Pope has been hoodwinked into believing the new technology is the way forward. The way forward is about leaping and braying.”
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Aitana says

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“I don´t care what Pope Benedict says. I look very pretty in the mirror window in Finestrat Town Hall and he can do what he wants on Twitter, but don’t tweet me if you need a donkey for your Palm Sunday processions. Get some cartoon Disney donkey in keeping with your Twitter world.”

Rubi says

“Arse.”

Is that all, Rubi?

“Arse.”

Thank you. Well, Pope Benedict, there you have it. Tweet away.

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About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have three blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog begun in 2015, plus an old donkey blog which ran from 2010 to 2015.
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5 Responses to Pope Benedict XVI goes on Twitter

  1. Perpetua says:

    O Brother Lapin. Should Rubi not be saying ‘Ass?’

  2. toad says:

    .
    Toad told his dog Harry about the Pope and donkeys.

    Then Toad asked Harry what he would twitter to the Pope, if he could.
    “Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof ” said Harry.
    “Why not Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof?” asked Toad.
    “Because that wouldn’t make any sense.” said Harry..

  3. Frere Rabit says:

    Yes, I can see his point, Toad. Benedict would appreciate the brevity. Is your pooch schooled in Canine Law?

  4. Jud says:

    What next?

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