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Britain Apologizes for Pope Jokes



Britain’s Foreign Office threw together a quick apology to Pope Benedict XVI, who is set to make his first visit to the country, after the leak of an internal memo in which
officials joked that, while there, the pope could open an abortion
clinic, launch his own line of condoms, sing a duet with Queen
Elizabeth, bless a gay marriage, and establish a hotline for abused
children. Junior officials wrote the list of ideas during a
brainstorming session to discuss possibilities for the visit, which will
be the first by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since Pope John
Paul II in 1982. Government officials condemned the proposals as
“ill-judged, naïve and disrespectful.” Britain’s ambassador to the
Vatican met with papal officials for a formal apology.



Obama Meets with Billy Graham



In continuing with tradition, President Obama became the 12th Commander in Chief to meet with Christ-crusader Billy Graham. Obama is the first sitting President,
however, to traverse the North Carolina mountains and appear at Graham's
Montreat mountaintop log cabin. Bill Burton, a White House spokesman,
said of Graham: “He’s a real treasure for our country. The president
appreciates the opportunity to visit him at his home.” Obama's visit
comes a week after the Pentagon revoked an invitation to lead a prayer
service extended to the Reverend's son. Following the meeting, the
President is to fly to W. Virginia to deliver a eulogy for 29 coal
miners who were killed there earlier this month.


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The Pope jokes were funny and Obama going out of his way to go see Graham is an obvious PR move to smooth the feathers he ruffled with the Day of Prayer thing.

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