The Pope’s new bird, Amore, called him Papa today. If the Pope had announced in this week’s Rolling Stone that he was in love with Amore, a green parrot, who would I be to judge him or his new partner? I would miss the peace doves, but as animal rights people said, releasing doves in St. Peter’s Square is probably not a safety first idea–domesticated doves can’t survive the vicious infighting of Vatican City or of greater Rome. So green parrot love is OK with me.
P.S. 1/31/14 According to Time.com the parrot belongs to a porn star named Lombardi.