The Vatican was stunned by the revelation that their 'Papa' has turned to another well known religion. The disappearance of the one time head of the Roman Catholic Church led to speculation that he had eloped with his one time friend, Eva Sticklegrubber. This rumor has since been proven untrue but they are still good friends. Mohamed Al Popi I once known as Pope Benedict XVI will still live in Rome but has moved from his palace into a one bedroom flat off the Strada Pia.
A close friend of Mohamed has been quoted as saying that he found Islam more right wing and satisfying than Catholicism. He felt that the religion had been going into decline for a long time and at the end of the day it was about bums on seats. The source refused to answer questions about handing back his ceremonial robes and other bric a brac. All he wants his a bit of peace and freedom to pursue his new faith, continued Prince Al Fayed Nijusai.
The search for a replacement has already swung into action and anybody interested should apply at www.popeidol.com for an application form. The new European non-discriminatory laws will now allow all entrants to apply. For the first time, Jews, women and Welsh people can enter the grey smoked race for fame and fortune.