ITALY: Pope's Breakfast

For 30 years the same swart, devout Italian has delivered at the Vatican every morning the same sealed box, calling for it later in the day.

One morning last week he was intercepted by Italian police, commanded to open the box.

"Never!" shouted the devout deliveryman. "Pigs of policemen! You shall not touch with your dirty fingers the Pope's bread!"

Ensued a wrangle of three hours duration which ended only when the owner of the bakery patronized by His Holiness rushed down to the jail where his deliveryman was detained, unlocked and unsealed the...

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