April 01, 2005
Drudge Report claims Pope is
dead dying. Rest in Peace.
[A tip from Hyscience who tells me that earlier reports based on mistranslation. Word was 'dying', not 'died']
As I said yesterday, I'm not a Catholic, but Pope John Paul II helped bring down the evil empire that was the Soviet Union. For that I am sure he has a place in heaven. God speed.
Update: Now Drudge is hedging bets, says Vatican denying.....
Update II: M.H. King says EWTN (Catholic TV) confirming that Pope is dead.....
UPDATE IV 1:20 (Central): Google News already carrying several MSM obituaries for Pope. Brief biography of Pope John Paul II here.
UPDATE V: Italian Media
Corriere della Sera: "Pope Gets Worse"
UPDATE VI: Aylward e-mailed me early and said I was wrong. Not satisfied with giving me the 'in your face', he spanks Drudge.
Others: Blogger News Network describes how new Pope is chosen.
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