Pope Francis says the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina: Vatican Army muster against British?
THE Falkland Islanders might have opted to remain a outcrop of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a referendum, but God’s representative on Earth, Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Bergogli, says Las Malvinas belong to Argentina.
He says his countrymen who died in the Falklands conflict 30 years ago “shed their blood on Argentine soil”.
“We come to pray for all who have fallen, sons of the homeland who went out to defend their mother, the homeland, and to reclaim what is theirs, that is of the homeland, and it was usurped.”
Do British Catholics join in that prayer? Will the Vatican’s Army rally? Do the Swiss Guard still fight with pikes?
But hold on. President Kirchner might not be a fan. She reportedly said of the new Pope’s dislike of gay marriage:
“Our God is everyone’s, but careful because the Devil also reaches everyone – those who wear trousers and those who wear cassocks.”
Still, he’s all powerful now, so Kirchner is off to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis next week.
To which we say: attack! Argentina for the European Union! The Spanish might heave let it go in 1816, but we British are here to help our continental partners. Forward to Buenos Aires!