On Tuesday and the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ breakup Vatican City offered an apology to the Beatles and forgave the deceased John Lennon for boasting in the past that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” which had sparked furious reactions from Catholics towards the band and even had the Pope involved who commented that Lennon was simply a youth carried away by his success in 1966.
The L’Osservatore Romano, Vatican’s official newspaper, accepted that the Beatles’ music was beautiful and praised the band, yet they also stated in the past that the Beatles had produced music that contained “subliminal satanic influences” and its members ” lived life to excess.”
The Beatles is not the only band that has been slandered by the Vatican, the music of Black Sabbath and even Queen were labelled satanic in the past by Pope Benedict XVI.
Ringo Starr didn’t take kindly to Vatican’s apology and booked on the Vatican for being hypocritical and skipping over the child molestors in the Church system by trying to get last-minute popularity.
Starr incredulously said, “Didn’t the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic? And they’ve still forgiven us? … I think the Vatican’s got more to talk about than the Beatles”.
The Catholic church has been frustrating many all over the world most specifically in Ireland where many child abuse scandals related to the clergy arose to the surface. Many criticize the church for not taking significant action to prevent more child molestations. The frustration became more widespread as the Vatican only discussed the Internet in one of their important meetings last week but did not mention anything or any reference to the abuse scandals.