Wednesday, February 21, 2007

KFC Fishing For Papal Blessing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Today (Feb. 21) is Ash Wednesday and the KFC fast food chain is fishing for a papal blessing.

Company officials are asking Pope Benedict XVI to bless its new product, a Fish Snacker Sandwich, for Catholics who are observing Lent.

In fact, KFC president Gregg Dedrick recently sent a letter to His Holiness requesting the sandwich be blessed because company officials believe the new sandwich could make it easier and more affordable for Catholics to observe the tenets of their faith.

The letter goes on to point out that the Pope’s blessing on this endeavor would do much to promote this sandwich as a way for members of your flock to keep a holy Lenten season, while still leading their busy, modern lifestyles.

Vatican officials have confirmed receipt of the letter and KFC officials are hoping to get the blessing, especially since the Pope recently gave the seal of approval to a German wheat beer called Stuttgarter Hofbreau.

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