A Pope, a dove of peace and a seagull get together...


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What could possibly go wrong? You've seen our story about the Pope's attempt to launch a dove of peace into the air from the Vatican yesterday, only for a seagull to vigorously intercept its flight.

Naturally this is a point to remind the theologically challenged among you that the seagull's interception was known in advance by God, and indeed could aptly be described as His Will. And let's take this moment of divine providence to remind ourselves that the Pope tweets, and that yesterday he tweeted thus: "What does Sunday, the day of the Lord, mean for us? It is a day for rest and for family, but first of all a day for Him." That profound statement has had 5,934 retweets, all of them presumably His Will too.

But will the Pope not tweet about his dove of peace and the seagull meeting mid-air too? His nearly 1.5 million followers deserve better, surely.