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Pope makes a Joke!

  • The Pope was in charge of all Christians. He lived in Rome.
  • In AD 598, the Pope saw a group of Anglo-Saxon children for sale in a slave market.
  • He noticed their beautiful blonde hair and asked where they came from.
  • He was told that they were ‘Angles’.
  • To this, the Pope exclaimed, “They are not Angles. They are Angels!”.
  • He later discovered that these good-looking people were pagans.
  • So the Pope decided to send a missionary to persuade them to become Christians. He sent St. Augustine.


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