12.19.06 11 years ago 3 Comments

Oops, did I say rapists? I meant papists, with a "P". My mistake. Anyway, those wacky Catholics in the Vatican — a "country" not big enough for a soccer stadium — are talking about fielding an international soccer team.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's No2 and an avid football fan, said: "I don't exclude the possibility that the Vatican could field a football team at the level of the most famous professional clubs."

And how the hell is a tiny little city of popes and priests and nuns gonna do that?

"If, for example we recruited all our brasilian students from the pontificial universities and the kids from the parish recreation centres," said Bertone, "we could build a magnificent team".

Well, it's good to see that the spread of Catholicism is strictly about getting the word of Christ out to other nations and saving people's souls. And if those souls can play soccer for the Vatican along the way… hey, God doesn't want heathens winning sporting events.

(Pictured: the world's greatest Brazilian Catholic.)

UPDATE: According to sassy minx Kristine, apparently it was all a "joke." Those Catholics sure are a bunch of kidders. Next thing you know, they'll be telling people that any kind of birth control is against God's plan or some nonsense.

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