October 6, 2012

The pope is going to be kind. Uh-huh.

I love how all the stories about the pope's butler insist the pope will grant him clemency. Perhaps they're thinking of a past pope. This one is downright mean.

Let's consider how they treated Paolo Gabriele after his Vatican "arrest". That sounds extremely kind, doesn't it? And now that he's on "house arrest" Gabriele is living "in his 'grace and favour' apartment situated inside the walls of Vatican City." I'd hate to see what they're going to feed him. And of course, there's this:
The Vatican prosecutor is also considering further possible, and more serious, charges against both Paolo Gabriele and Claudio Sciarpelletti - including violation of state secrets and attacking state security. These would involve heavier punishments than for aggravated theft. 
Sounds exactly like kindness and clemency. Poor Gabriele. On the other hand, if a certain handsome prelate were to whisper the idea of clemency in the pope's ears -- who knows? He might grant it.

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