Switzerland - (Gnomes of Zurich Mess): A fantastic character reference from the Pope has persuaded the Swiss Justice (sic) Ministry to deny a US extradition warrant for convicted pervert Roman Polanski.
The 76 year-old movie maker's personal father confessor intervened to provide the glowing affidavit which was then endorsed by Rome.
Sources close to his attorney have vehemently denied that a $1 million donation to the Pope's Truss Fund for Indulgences and Simony secured the deal.
The Polish perv had been under house arrest in Gstaad for the last 10 months.
He has always insisted a nasty US conspiracy against him was behind the unjust, inhumane, discrepancy-riddled law suit.
Reports from Rome today confirmed the film director is up for a Vatican Lifetime Achievement Award and will be made a Knight Grand Double Cross of the Order of the Sacred Altar Boy.
Karol Wojtyla was Polanski's birth father.