Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The Pope, 1860 edition
Alarming Accident to the Pope
His Holiness, in promenading yesterday on the Corso, met with a sad accident. His foot slipping in a puddle of blood, he fell and broke his head. The accident has been pronounced to be a fracture of the temporal bone.
--From Punch, or The London Charivari--
That was supposed to be a joke, from a publication similar to Mad Magazine, but much more serious and political. Almost every issue piled scorn upon His Holiness.
I suppose this is the price you may have to pay if you insist on mixing your politics and your religion.