The Foreign Office has apologised for a “foolish” document which suggested the Pope’s visit to the UK could be marked by the launch of “Benedict” condoms.
Called “The ideal visit would see…”, it said the Pope could be invited to open an abortion clinic and bless a gay marriage during September’s visit.
The Foreign Office stressed the paper, which resulted from a “brainstorm” on the visit, did not reflect its views.
“Brainstorm” or some form of seizure?
The document went on to propose the Pope could apologise for the Spanish Armada or sing a song with the Queen for charity.
A source told the BBC News website the individual since moved to other duties had called the group together for “some blue-skies creative thinking about how to make the visit a success”, but their discussions had become “a joke that has gone too far”.
It’s great to know this nation’s foreign policy is being so well-run by the fourth form debating society.
I feel sorry for The Pink Paper. They ran this as their April Fool. Surely they could have got away with a lot more?
The world is truly upside-down when a Foreign Office document is more outrageous than an April Fool skit…
Oh, and the Pink’s joke was orders of magnitude funnier and more believable.