New York - Accredited observer status at the UN General Assembly has been awarded to the Organisation of International Wicca in a move granting parity with the Roamin Catlick church.
Five permanent representatives will be sitting in the world's premier ranting forum ahead of a busy 2014-15 schedule debating really vital stuff like fracking under the Catacombs and Stonehenge.
Wiccan observers will be allowed to claim for living expenses, travel and a ceremonial costumes fund on a par with Vatican bishops whose UN-issued credit cards take care of annual personal budgets of around $250,000 per delegate.
Commenting on the newly mandated status Wiccan high priestess Mother Skyclad said that the daze of patriarchal domination at the UN are over as she showed off her brand new Armani ceremonial ball gown.
At $50,000 in the couture house's Spring Sale the gold-braided frock is a total bargain, comparable to the Pope's new Dolce & Gabbana fur stole.
Monday's debate on World Poverty will take place at the UN HQ's presidential suite.