God is a huge fan of fancy dress but often surprises with the characters he chooses to impersonate, the Pope has said in an unusual BBC radio broadcast.
Pope Benedict's Christmas message for the UK was broadcast as the Thought For The Day on Radio 4's Today programme.
He said he prayed for the sick and elderly stressing he wasn't just referring to the clergy, but those who would soon find themselves in heaven having to suffer God's tiresome impersonations of such luminaries as Gary Glitter and John Inman on a daily basis, with no chance of escape.
'He's fully aware of the fact that it is a captive audience, and I think this impresses somewhat on his selections. He likes to shock with controversial selections.'
'At one of his recent fancy dress nights he played both parts in an impersonation of a Mccauley Culkin sleep over at Michael Jackson's and you can only imagine the noises he was making.'
'Jacko was very upset as God played Culkin at the age he is now, rather than the age he was at the point of the sleepover. Jacko said this was revisionist, asking how would he feel if he changed Mary Magdalene in to a twelve year old rent boy with God saying it was irrelevant and that he toes the party line trotted out by catholic priests who say that every hole is a goal irrespective of how well formed it is.'