Since the Pope is coming to Ireland, for the World Meeting of Families, I think it is an appropriate setting for a Pope joke....
When the Pope was last in the UK, he was having to go from Liverpool to London. Time was tight, so when the Pope Mobile broke down, he had to get a Taxi. At this stage, the Pope was running late, so when the Taxi Driver stayed within the speed Limit, the Pope tried to get him to put his foot down.
The man was unwilling to risk his licence, so the Pope persuaded him to get into the back seat, while he (The Pope) took the wheel.
At the side of the Motorway, a Traffic Cop clocked the taxi doing 110 Mph...so gave chase and pulled the car over. He walked over and tapped on the window. The electric window lowered, allowing the Cop to see the driver. On seeing who it was, he said "Excuse me a moment", quickly retreated to his car and got on the Radio. When he got through to Control, this is how the conversation went:
Officer: "I've just pulled over a car for speeding...and the person is so important, I need advice about how to proceed."
Control: "Are you talking a Duke or a Duchess?"
Officer: "No, more important".
Officer; "Even more important than that".
Control: "Who is more important than Royalty?"
Officer: "I don't know,...but he is so important, the The Pope is his Chauffeur!"