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:
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Is that all, Rubi?
Thank you. Well, Pope Benedict, there you have it. Tweet away.