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Vatican Putting Out Feelers For How Public Would React To Another Children’s Crusade

VATICAN CITY—Saying they had been giving some thought recently to the idea of sending legions of Christian boys and girls to retake the Holy Land and wanted to gauge the level of support, Vatican officials reportedly began putting out feelers Wednesday to determine how the public might react to another Children’s Crusade, much as was attempted in the year 1212.

John Kerry Scrambles To Stop Bunker’s Self-Destruct Sequence As Russian Oligarch Taunts Him From Bank Of Monitors

BOGDARNYA, RUSSIA—Working frantically to gain access to the system’s override settings at the computer terminal controlling the impending implosion, Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled to stop the self-destruct sequence of an underground bunker located thousands of feet below the Russian countryside Tuesday while oligarch Dmitry Granovsky taunted him from the numerous banks of monitors positioned throughout the facility, sources confirmed.

Islamic Awakening Inspires Man To Defect From ISIS

MOSUL, IRAQ—Telling reporters he had renounced his role as a militant and would soon be relocating in order to seek out an environment more conducive to fully devoting himself to his newfound religious faith, 24-year-old Huzaifa Quraishi confirmed Tuesday his recent Islamic awakening had inspired him to defect from ISIS.

CIA Orchestrates Coup D’État To Replace Entire Population Of Venezuela

Agency Installs Pro-American Populace Of 30 Million Venezuelan Citizens

CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Sources are confirming that the Central Intelligence Agency has orchestrated a coup d’état in the South American nation of Venezuela, toppling the country’s 30 million residents and replacing them with an entirely new, pro-American populace.

A Primer On North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remains largely unknown to Americans due mainly to the secrecy and isolationism upheld by its government. The Onion provides a primer on North Korea’s people and culture

‘People Are Inherently Good,’ World Halfheartedly Mutters

NICE, FRANCE—Following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France that left over 80 people dead and scores more injured, sources reported that a dazed and utterly dejected global populace halfheartedly muttered the phrase “People are inherently good” to themselves Friday.

Louvre Curators Hurry To Display Ugly Van Gogh Donor Gave Them Before Surprise Visit

PARIS—After retrieving the eyesore from amid a clutter of unused display cases and movable stanchions in the back of the facility’s basement where it had been stowed ever since the museum received it, curators at the Louvre hurried to display an ugly Vincent van Gogh painting before the artwork’s donor made a surprise visit to the museum Friday.
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Highlights From Pope Francis’ First Year

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pontiff one year ago Thursday, taking the name Pope Francis and beginning a colorful and progressive tenure as the head of the Catholic Church. Here are some of the most memorable moments from Pope Francis’ first year:

  • Brings exciting new spirit of youthful vigor and renewal to position by only being 77 years old
  • Holds a rummage sale for all of Pope Benedict’s old shit
  • Displays solidarity with world’s poor by trading in traditional 37-inch papal hat for less ostentatious 18-incher
  • Releases 300 altar boys back into the wild
  • Most progressive pope in Vatican history reaffirms belief that marriage should only be between a man and a woman
  • In an embarrassing first-week blunder, Pope Francis’ mitre falls down over his eyes during mass, causing him to spill an entire bottle of sacramental wine onto his vestments, trip down the papal altar and knock over a chest containing St. Peter’s bones, then stumble hands-first into a confessional occupied by a bosomy blonde
  • God shows him how to fly
  • Accidentally says “fuck” 16 times in a row during weekly blessing
  • Words once again manipulated by media to suggest compassion for fellow human beings
  • Blesses Archbishop Anthony Pagliani before leaning into his ear and ever-so-softly saying, “I’ll fucking murder you if you ever cross me”
  • Delights crowd by dangling his infant son over papal balcony
  • Becomes embroiled in controversy when it’s discovered he plagiarized parts of Easter mass homily from a speech on The West Wing
  • Completes first year in office that is widely hailed as welcomely modern and tolerant just as God puts finishing touches on new deeper, darker realm of Hell reserved only for most vile heretics

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