The late Pope John-Paul II has performed a first miracle after his beatification in Rome this past Sunday.
The former Polish-born Karol Wojtyla intercepted to help American C.I.A. agents shoot straight when they attacked Osama Bin Laden's luxury lair in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Said a Vatican spokesman: "After ten years of having frozen fingers when the moment came to pull the trigger to get rid of Osama Bin Laden, suddenly a handful of C.I.A. dudes got it right. If this is not a miracle then you tell me, what is?"
Pope Benedict, awakened by his valet in the early hours of this morning with the news of the fatal shooting of Osama Bin Laden, immediately attributed it to the miraculous intercession of his predecessor.
"Vow!" exclaimed the pope. "Now I will have to make him a saint!"
Our Holy See correspondent has learned off the record that Pope Benedict is considering bestowing sainthood on President Barack Obama at the same time.
Should he do so, then it will be the first time in the history of mankind that sainthood is bestowed on a living person.