Pope Francis has said that he will give a Papal blessing or an Urbi et Orbi blessing at 5pm today with one astonishing omission we can reveal.

The Pontiff said he will ‘send blessings to the entire world with the exception of the residents in Shandon Park’ prompting outrage from non-Catholics and indeed some Catholics also.

Pope Francis told Newry Spud:

“I want to reassure the wold that I am praying for them in the fight against Covid-19 and this prayer tonight will be an extraordinary global celebration of prayer but not for ‘them ones’ in Shandon Park.

I remember not too long ago they would have hung me by the balls from a lamp=post if they got a hold of me so no, I will not be remembering them in this prayer.”