Pope invites women to Synod; excitement reigns (#112)

Vatican City – In a groundbreaking edict, Pope Francis, the guy who heads the city-state of Vatican City, has granted women the right to vote. Not all the women, but it is expected forty-five females will be allowed to vote in October’s Synod of Bishops.

Vatican City becomes the last place on Earth to offer suffrage to women. The penultimate territory was the Swiss canton, Appenzell Innerhoden, in 1991.

He’s having some of the girls over to his place

This move by the Pope has been heralded by Catholic Women’s groups as ‘a significant crack in the stained glass ceiling’.

(Ed. On this auspicious occasion, the women’s group may have wanted to employ a thesaurus while composing its statement.)

Do these lasses know what awaits them?

With only six months to prepare, the news has raised the anticipation level to critical.

“Some of the lads haven’t seen a woman since before their mothers died,” one Synod planner exclaimed. “We have some significant investigating to do!”

Typical seating arrangement for a typical Synod

“Here is an initial list we have brainstormed,” the spokesplanner ejaculated.

The lads have been deep in thought, although not finished

Not all the planning has gone into contemplating the presence of women at the Synod.

“We anticipate a more spirited collection of Bishops for this Synod,” our spokesplanner interjected. “I know a massive order for Creed Santal Imperial cologne (circa 1850) has been placed, while a few of the younger prelates are set to douse themselves with Old Spice.”


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