Why are the Roman churchmen banning cigarettes? It is obviously not for health reasons. Cigars are not banned, yet we know they are a serious health risk for cancer.
Perhaps cigars are not banned because - along with expensive wines and spirits - churchmen indulge in this very expensive pastime?
As Vox Cantoris rightly asks: when are they going to ban sodomy, pedophilia and other crimes? It needs to be stressed to readers that the Vatican Civil Law does not outlaw acts of sodomy.
We will now have the incredible situation where cigarettes are illegal, but sodomy is not.
Friends, the ban is simply a cheap, political stunt.
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