A very silly idea, of course. But nothing is too daft for some of Poland’s lawmakers.
46 members of the Polish parliament have tabled a motion to name Jesus Christ as the ‘honorary King of the Republic of Poland’.
The lawmakers are from the governing Law and Justice; alongside junior members from the coalition, League of Polish Families.
There is an historical precedent to this mad move, however. The Virgin Mary was made Honorary Queen of Poland 350 years ago by King Jan Kazimierz (who must have been a lonely soul).
Luckily, the motion has little chance of passing through parliament. But it does give me a chance to name the Beatroot’s Understatement of the Year Award to Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, who said of the wild and wacky idea:
"This kind of action, although it may stem from good will, sounds a bit like propaganda."A bit like propaganda?