It reads like the Onion, but it’s actually an AP report published in the International Herald Tribune: It seems that the Vatican has “issued a set of the ‘Drivers’ Ten Commandments.’” The report tells us about this “unusual document”:
It urged motorists to obey traffic regulations, drive with a moral sense and to pray when behind the wheel.
Anyone who’s been held up behind a particularly slow vehicle because the driver is speaking on his mobile phone will know how bad men are at multi-tasking. My request to all those reading this report would be not to pray while driving. Just drive. Please.
The reporter was also at a news conference given by a gentleman at the Vatican named Cardinal Renato Martino.
He [Cardinal Martino] noted that the Bible was full of people on the move, including Mary and Joseph, the parents of Jesus – and that his office was responsible for dealing with all “itinerant” people – from refugees to prostitutes, truck drivers to the homeless.
Heh. Now how can the Onion possibly parody this?
(Link via email from Sanjeev Naik.)