Ecumenism at the Vatican
has been advanced a step;
yesterday the Pope made a pilgrimage
to Campo de Fiori
to pray at the statue of Giordano Bruno.
Burned as a heretic in 1600 AD
because he believed the earth
was not the centre of the universe,
he had questioned ecclesiastical authority
to decide on these matters.
The Vatican did not reply
To enquiries from the press
As to what the Pope’s prayer had been.
It really doesn’t matter what he prayed;
Bruno has been ignored
by the Church for four hundred years,
and there’s only one thing
worse than being reviled
And that’s to be ignored.