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KFC Seeks Pope's Blessing for Loaves and Pitches

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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FISH BENEDICT? Pope, Snacker Ripping a page from the Sinéad O'Connor playbook, KFC has called upon publicity go-to the Pope to bless its new "Fish Snacker," a compact Lent-friendly morsel that easily fits in your Psalm. Potential Papal approval of the golden-brown gut-bomb has surely rocked Long John Silver's, the chain known to have a lock on drive-through seafood, today. In a press release KFC president, Gregg Dedrick, says the new sandwich is a "modern take on 'loaves and fishes' for today's Lenten observers."

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The Vatican reportedly received the request and press release, but there's been no word from Pope Benedict XVI. Clearly, something's fishy.


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