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Bernie Sanders Heads For The Vatican To Seek Pope’s Blessing

imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – After today’s contentious Democratic presidential debate in New York, Bernie Sanders is headed for The Vatican to seek the blessing of Pope Francis.

Sanders, who does not participate in any organized religion, is hoping that by seeking the Pope’s blessing, he will gain the support of American Catholics in this coming Tuesday’s primary in New York.  In New York City alone, it is estimated that there are 2.6 Million practicing Catholics.

Sanders faces one of the more important primary contests in New York against Hillary Clinton, a Methodist.

Will Sanders’ strategy work?

Stay tuned.



No Mention Of Forgiveness From Pope Francis In Leaked Vatican Letter To Duterte

imageDAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After coming under fire for cursing Pope Francis during a campaign speech in Manila last year, Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte said he had been forgiven by the Vatican through a letter he recently received from the Catholic Church hierarchy.

However, the Davao City mayor said he will only release a copy of the letter after the elections so that he will not be accused of using it for political and campaign purposes.

During a visit to the convent of the Sto. Niño Parish in Ubay, Bohol, with his running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte said he had asked for forgiveness from the Pope and he “received a positive response.’’

An alleged copy  of the letter to Duterte ( see below) has been circulating on the Internet, presumably leaked by a source close to Duterte. The Adobo Chronicles could not confirm the authenticity of the letter, but based on its content, nowhere did The Vatican say the Pope has forgiven Duterte.

So is he or is he not forgiven ?




imageTHE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles) – Soon after Pope Francis’ first-ever selfie was posted on The Vatican’s Instagram account, a team of Italian doctors comfirmed that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church indeed caught the selfitis bug.

The medical team immediately prescribed a high dosage of antibiotics to the Pontiff, and enrolled him in a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) class in Rome.

Today, the doctors announced that the medication and therapy worked very well. Pope Francis is now selfitis-free.

Learn more about selfitis, a mental disorder,  as defined by the American Psychiatric Association.