London - (Robber Soul): "He's a real nowhere man!" Ringo Starr commented today after being told the Pope had un-excommunicated The Beatles, denounced by a prececessor as agents of satan.
"He's as blind as he can be, Just sees what he wants to see!" Ringo warbled as Vatican newspaper L'Osso Buco Romano lavished the 60s band with praise calling the old Fab Four 'a precious jewel'.
The Vatican's schmoozing of The Beatles has clearly left the band's drummer totally unimpressed.
"Not even a sainthood for John would do it for me," Starr added, "they're only trying to change the subject because they've been rumbled.
"Kinda makes me wonder just how prophetic we were with that 'Yesterday' song, guys!
"How does it go? Let's see, oh yes! All my troubles seemed so far away; now it looks as if they're here to stay....Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be! There's a shadow hanging over me, oh yesterday came suddenly..."
Paul McCartney is 69.