Eight 'Miracles' Reported in Pope-Crazed England

Free prawn crackers, anyone?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 12:43 PM CDT
Eight 'Miracles' Reported in Pope-Crazed England
Security surrounds Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives in the pope mobile at St Stephen's entrance to the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

Ah, the power of citizen journalists at work. The Guardian is asking its readers to help it track Pope Benedict’s trip to England, requesting reports of popemobile sightings, protests and… miracles. So far, eight miracles have been reported, but we’re pretty sure most of them are jokes. Or at least, we hope so. “Cloud that looked like the Pope. I wept,” read one. Another boasted of seeing Jesus’ face in a sliced pepper.

“Ordered Chinese takeaway last night and got a free bag of prawn crackers. That has never happened before. Thanks Mr. Pope,” read another entry. Still another attributed the pope credit for finding his car keys. You can see the full list of so-called miracles here and Newser’s full range of pope-y goodness here. (More Pope Benedict's UK visit stories.)

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