The party's over, limbo lovers:
According to Italian media reports on Tuesday, an international theological commission will advise Pope Benedict to eliminate the teaching about limbo from the Catholic catechism.
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Last October, seven months before he died, Pope John Paul asked the commission to come up with "a more coherent and enlightened way" of describing the fate of such innocents.
Link (via Fark). John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, mourned the loss of "[a] limbo large and broad, since call'd The Paradise of Fools to few unknown." Dante, of Inferno fame, reacted to the news on a personal level: "Great grief seized on my own heart when this I heard, because some people of much worthiness I knew, who in limbo were suspended." Fark poster McRat had this to say: "They're getting rid of Limbo? How low can you go?"
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Image credits: Lady Doing the Limbo on the Beach, available at StreetSwing's Dance History Archives, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.