I’m quite certain this wasn’t meant to elicit a laugh, but it sure did. There’s a Reuters story in The New York Times that says the Vatican newspaper has forgiven John Lennon for declaring back in 1966 that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ.
Did anyone mention to the Vatican newspaper that John Lennon is dead? And that, according to its teachings, he has already gone through the real, actual, genuine Judgment Day? You know, the one headed up by God?