… the Vatican [recently launched] the world’s first airline for Catholic pilgrims.
The Vatican aims to serve 150,000 pilgrims a year on its chartered Boeing 737, run by Italy’s Mistral Air.
Destinations range from the shrine of Fatima in Portugal to Mount Sinai in Egypt, where Moses is said to have received the 10 Commandments from God.
Of course, the in-flight movies will be religious in nature.
The best part of this story comes via Ryanair, “Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier,” which also flies pilgrims from Rome to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Here’s their statement:
“Ryanair already performs miracles that even the Pope’s boss can’t rival, by delivering pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela for the heavenly price of 10 euros.”
Nicely done, Ryanair.
Infideljoe (who submitted the link) also points out the potential irony if the plane crashes…
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