Monday, April 18, 2005

just a gang of auld lads in rome..

The Papal-election/Malachy-prophecy malarkey continues. Internet chatter seems to be saying that The Glory of The Olives is the French Cardinal, Jean Marie Lustiger. This is because he was born Jewish, and converted to Catholicism in his early teens. His mam was murdered in Auschwitz. Links are being made with his erstwhile jewishness and ‘gloriae olivae’, but I’m not too impressed with the logic. Reuters has him as a favourite in the election, apparently on this basis alone.

This passes the time, I suppose. Unlike our own General Election, wherein nothing controversial, inspiring or even mildly interesting is being said or done.