MADRID (AP) — A freak thunderstorm on Saturday forced Pope Benedict XVI to cut short his speech to an estimated million young pilgrims gathered for the church's world youth festival, giving the outdoor prayer vigil at a Madrid airfield a dramatic climax.
Since I had no internet access, I missed this. On Joe Jervis's blog (you can't link directly to his posts, for some reason) I read that this was much more fun than you'd think from the above description.
Apparently the wind knocked his popey-guy crown off and then his tent collapsed. At least, that's what I heard on the internets. And it seems the popey guy had just been telling those poor young innocents that marriage is "defined" as being between a man and a woman. Fun!
I guess god smote him. Seems clear enough. It's about time god started smiting the right people.