I can tell this is going to be a week of heavy topics on AmP so I think it’s best to sprinkle in a few lighter-hearted stories:
Pushkin, the Birmingham Oratory cat, has become an unlikely religious hero after the Pope paused during his state visit to ‘bless’ the feline and tickle his ears.
… “Once the Pope had prayed, he saw the cat and smiled delightedly and came over and he started to talk to him. He said, ‘aren’t you pretty, aren’t you pretty? What’s his name? How old is he?’ Then he stroked him, tickled him under the ears and shook Pushkin’s paw. At that point the cardinals all rushed in and started taking photographs.”
Fr Anton said Pushkin had received a stream of fan mail since the encounter. [UK Telegraph]