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Vatican finally forgives Lennon for Jesus quip

The Vatican's newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, a comment made to a London newspaper in 1966 that infuriated Christians, particularly in the United States.

 

"The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll," Vatican daily Osservatore Romano said Saturday. (Reuters)