Reuters reports that Pope John Paul is thinking about making Saint Isidore of Seville the
patron saint of Internet users and computer programmers. "Saint Isidore, who lived in the seventh century, was believed to have written the world's first
encyclopaedia, the Etymologies, which included entries on medicine, mathematics, history and
theology." Here's a prayer to say before logging on. How will this affect all those, ummm, very secular chat rooms?
February 6, 2001