AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND
Pope and the Queen of England are on the same stage at an
Anglican and Catholic commemoration of the Anglo-Irish accords
- the crowd is huge - thousands. Her Majesty and His Holiness
can't help but have a little rivalry - both being heads
of churches and all.
Queen says to the Pope, "Did you know that with just
one little wave of my hand I can make every English person
in the crowd go wild?" He doubts it, so she shows him.
Sure enough, the royal-gloved wave elicits rapture and cheering
from every Englishman in the crowd.
the cheering subsides. The Pope, not wanting to be outdone
by someone wearing a worse frock and hat than he, considers
what he could do. So the Pope says to the Queen,"Your
Majesty, that was impressive. But did you know that with
one little wave of MY hand I can make every Irish person
in the crowd go crazy with joy? Their joy will not be a
momentary display like that of your subjects, but will go
deep into their hearts, and they will speak forever of this
day and rejoice - they will recount it to their grandchildren
and they to their descendants.
Queen seriously doubts this, and says so. "One little
wave of your hand and all Irish people will rejoice forever?
Show me." So the Pope slapped her.