L’Osservatore Romano continues its recent trend of weighing in on weird stuff like the school nerd bursting into conversation among cheerleaders to talk about Star Wars trivia in a disquietingly loud tone of voice:

His womanising and predilection for gunning down Britain’s enemies may not make him the most Godly of characters, but L’Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the British spy in its Wednesday edition.

As the new Bond film Skyfall opened in Italian cinemas, the Vatican paper of record said it was one of the best of the 23 Bond films that have been made since the franchise began 50 years ago.

The paper stopped short of proclaiming 007 a Catholic hero, as it did with Homer Simpson two years ago, but it did laud the latest incarnation of Bond as being “more human, capable of being moved and of crying: in a word, more real”.

Oh. Okay. Well. Thanks for that, L’Osservatore Romano. We appreciate your contribution, much as we appreciated your conviction that Oasis’ “What’s the Story, Morning Glory” and “Revolver” (but not “Sergeant Pepper” number among the 10 greatest rock albums of all time. We look forward to further strange outbursts.

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  • Ted Seeber

    Homer to Jebus! Save me Jebus!

    Thanks for the reminder about the Simpsons and Catholicism- they’ve touched on it in a couple of episodes now.

    I’m not so sure I want to go to a Bond movie that shows 007 crying though.