Pope Francis celebrates Easter; resigns afterwards

31 Mar

ROME–saying that “this job isn’t really what I expected,” Pope Francis shocked the world by resigning as head of the Roman Catholic church, just a few weeks after his historic election.

Francis closed an otherwise uneventful Easter mass by asking the congregation to “stick around for a few minutes.” Then, speaking in fluent Italian, he explained that “being Pope just didn’t seem like it really fits me,” and “I think I need to do something more connected with music and fashion.”

Some of the church faithful seemed pleased. “It seems only fair that all of them should get a turn,” said Massimo Dellatore, a local citizen. “Also, conclaves are good for business.”

Others were less happy. “This resignation means that the church will continue to drift for a few more months,” said Alessandra Castagnoli. “I was hoping it would drift for years.”

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One Response to “Pope Francis celebrates Easter; resigns afterwards”

  1. Austin March 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Very funny. I do love good Pope humor… šŸ˜‰

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