“Hi, it’s me again. I know I’m being Pope Pushy, but I’d like your advice. I’m having problems with Pope Benedict. Well, he’s not really the Pope anymore, but he sits there, in that mother-in-law apartment, and he criticizes. He’s always, like, ‘When I was the Pope . . . ,’ and, ‘I’m fine, don’t listen to me, just go Skype with all your new gay buddies. . . .’ So I just need to hear you say that I’m doing O.K.”
Sunday, October 6, 2013
We knew this was coming: the New Yorker burlesques the 'cold call' pope
Paul Rudnick, writing in the New Yorker, wonders what it's like to field papal calls, out of the blue.