Forget about priests abusing young children, The Vatican has bigger things to talk about, like The Beattles! Yes, really.
On the 40th anniversary of the group's break-up, The Vatican has forgiven The Beatles after publicly bashing them for their drug and crazed lifestyles.
The Vatican's newspaper L'Osservatore Romano stated in a front-page article:
"It's true they took drugs, lived life to excess because of their success, even said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic.
They may not have been the best example for the youth of the day but they were by no means the worse. Their beautiful melodies changed music and continue to give pleasure.
Thirteen albums changed the history of popular music and there is little else to add. The Beatles were the most famous and acclaimed band in the world."
Why "forgive" The Beatles now? Seriously?!?
This little publicity stunt won't make people forget about the real issue at hand.
People want to hear what's going to happen to those abusive clergy and what exactly went on with all the cover-up reports.
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