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Official – Homer Simpson a Catholic

The Vatican newspaper has declared that Homer Simpson is part of the Pope's flock. "Few people know it and he does everything to hide it but it is true: Homer J Simpson is Catholic," L'Osservatore Romano wrote under the headline: "Homer and Bart are Catholic."

Last December, the newspaper praised The Simpsons on the cartoon series' 20th anniversary for its philosophical leanings. The latest article was another example of the Vatican paper's efforts to embrace popular culture and follows stories lauding Harry Potter and the Beatles.