You know how when your passport, or your drivers license, comes up for renewal, and you go through all the bureaucratic mumbo jumbo to get it renewed? So does Pope Francis. But unlike you and me, see, when Pope Francis renews his passport, it’s headline news.
I like the dead pan expression here though, don’t you? Somehow, it speaks volumes to me.
Unlike you and me though (and I know this is kind of a downer), the bureaucrats came to Pope Francis, you see. A bureaucratic house call, the likes of which you and I will never see. ABC News has the blurb, while a host of other wire services jumped all over this “story” too.
Big media loves the fluff of Pope Francis, while they assiduously avoid the meat of his message.
Thank God we don’t rely on them for all the news that’s fit to print, eh?