13.12.04

DEFIES PARODY. Is it a sacrilege to be Joseph in the Christmas pageant?
A Vatican spokesman said it was unacceptable to have celebrities representing Jesus, Joseph or Mary. The Rev. Jonathan Jenkins, spokesman for the archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the world's 77 million Anglicans, said the depiction went too far.
The context for the complaint is an act of vandalism at a wax-museum display with David Beckham as Joseph, Victoria Spice as Mary, and inter alia Tony Blair playing the same part I once had (in a church.) Frankincense to offer have I ...

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