The Iron Lady gets left out.

Yesterday was an historic day if you are part of the Catholic church as two popes were canonized as saints on the same day with two popes, the retired one and the reigning one, in attendance.

Personally, I have no reservations about John XXIII because of what he did, but I do have some reservations about John Paul II first because of what he didn't do when it came to the victims of sexual abuse, and second because it just seems to be a kind of pandering to a certain political ideology that demanded it, and no one could resist the emotions that well up when someone dies.

But that's another topic.

I just feel bad for poor Margaret Thatcher. The only one of the trio that, so far anyway, hasn't attained sainthood.

Not sure if it's because of what she did to her country, a country which, unlike ours, has not forgotten her misdeeds, but also because the Anglican church just does not canonize saints.

Must be a lonely position to be in.

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