I had a dream

Last night I had one of those long, extraordinarily vivid dreams, where I can go off on tangents within the dream (the fabric of her robes and how she addressed the Ambassador), but I can always return to the strong central narrative. As often happens, the details began to fade as soon as I awoke.

However, I can remember the main idea. The new Pope was a woman. She was of French nationality but of north African origin. Her election was unchallenged and popular with non-Catholics. In her first speech, to dignitaries, she singled out the (also female) Ambassador of a communist or non-Catholic African country (the details blur here). I enjoyed the dream a lot. It was only when I woke up that I remembered she couldn’t be elected because there aren’t any female cardinals. Oh wait, there aren’t any female priests either. Duh.

It reminded me of a joke, originally about Jesse Jackson.

An African nun praying.

– Oh Lord, how long before we have an African Pope?
-Not in your lifetime
, replies God.
-And how long before we have a female Pope?
-Not in my lifetime.

2 thoughts on “I had a dream”

  1. I don’t care what colour
    people are-but a female
    African Pope would be cool.
    Women are more spiritual-how
    come Priests can smoke and
    drink and Nuns can’t?

  2. I’ve met plenty of nuns who drink. No smokers, though, but I think that has more to do with cultural convention than a religious rule.

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