THE Pope has reassured the public that doves are utterly dispensable.
After doves released from his balcony as a peace gesture were viciously attacked by seagulls, Pope Francis explained that the Vatican keeps a big crate of them for precisely that reason.
He said: “Doves get eaten all the time, it’s no biggie. We’ve got spares.
“Sometimes I fling a handful of them out of my window just to see what happens, they’re lucky if they last five minutes.
“Once I saw a raven pull off a dove’s head like it was a champagne cork.”