When I caught this story, I thought, Wow. The Vatican has been out of the news for awhile.
But this? Pardoning John Lennon 42 YEARS after he said The Beatles were bigger than Jesus Christ? You've got to be shittin' me.
Talk about a reach. After 42 years, nobody gives a shit what some punk kid with a mop top said about rock being bigger than Christianity. Furthermore, no one but those stuffed shirt Vatican Catholics, with their silly hats and pseudo-mysterious pomp and circumstance, thinks Lennon needed a Vatican pardon.
This religion and its figurehead become less and less relevant by the day. And what do they do to get in the news? Allow priesthood to women, or reverse course and allow priests to marry? Reverse stance on homosexuals, or take a kinder tack on birth control? Take a rational view on abortion?
Of course not. The inconsequential decision of pardoning the long dead Lennon was far more important than making a decision that would actually resonate.