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Vatican City church forgives John Lennon

The New York Times reported that after over 40 years of grudge holding, the Vatican's newspaper announced it has forgiven John Lennson for declaring the Beatles as more famous than Jesus Christ.

The paper referred to Lennon's comment as a "boast" by a young man dealing with sudden fame. The comment, "We'more more popular than Jesus now," made in 1996 to a London newspaper infuriated many Christians all over the world.

Vatican Daily newspaper made a statement about Lennon's comment.

"The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a ‘boast’ by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll,? the paper said.

The article continued on by complimenting the band for their success. This is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' "The White Album".

“The fact remains that 38 years after breaking up, the songs of the Lennon-McCartney brand have shown an extraordinary resistance to the passage of time, becoming a source of inspiration for more than one generation of pop musicians,? it said.