Today Pope Benedict XVI announced in Rome that Morse code proficiency has been added to the requirements for being considered for recognition as a saint. In a brief statement the Pope said:Anthony Good, K3NG, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Pennsylvania, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
"It has been known throughout the ages that knowing and using Morse code makes one a more whole person. We today officially make it a requirement of canonization....one must know the code to be recognized a saint."The move was applauded by millions in countries throughout the world. "This should keep the quality of saints high" noted one blogger in France. One person interviewed in Times Square in New York City exclaimed "It's about time. This should keep the riff-raff out of sainthood. Several hundred years ago you had to perform real miracles to become a saint. Today you can just feed a few million starving people and, like, instantly you're considered for sainthood. Having to know Morse code will finally raise the standards back to where they need to be."