For the first time in history, Easter Mass was not about Jesus' resurrection but about the Pope being a great leader of the Catholic Church in spite of many claims of sexual abuse by priests all over the world and the Pope's inefficient handling of the scandal.
Said one cardinal, "sometimes it's about more than Jesus. It's about how the Church can handle a scandal and this Pope is doing a great job of it." People there to hear a message of how Jesus died on the cross for their sins, were first treated to cries of "Benny, Benny, he's our man, if he can't do it, no one can."
Said one of the faithful in attendance, "thank goodness we have clergy who can turn the bleak into the positive and get us believing in the Church again. Finally, a day where we weren't reminded of how awfully some of our priests have behaved towards the young, but how great our Pope is and how much we owe to his ability to keep the Church from falling into disharmony. Long live Pope Benedict!"
The cardinals in attendance were in agreement. "Easter could not have come at a better time, when people are in the mood to forgive just like Jesus died to have our sins forgiven. Absolutely perfect, perfect timing," said one.