Ruby Wax to voice Pope character in new cartoon series
Actor Ruby Wax is to voice the Pope in a new cartoon series that will launch the new BBC3 youth television station in the UK.
Jerry Hall will also provide the voice of a nun in the satirical cartoon series called Popetown.
The 10-part series is set in an office in the Vatican and has a very childish Pope.
BBC3 Controller Stuart Murphy said: "I hope Ruby, being Jewish and female, may bring something to the role which the Church may have so far overlooked".
A spokesman for the Catholic church told The Mirror: "The church is big enough to have fun poked at itself".
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JOHN PAUL II HONOURED BY JOURNALISTS UNION
John Paul II has received the Golden Microphone award from an Italian journalists union for his "abilities as a communicator."
The Roman Press Association, Italy's most important labour union in the sector, celebrated its 125th anniversary by conferring the honour on the Pope yesterday.
Association secretary Silvia Garambois explained that the award is in recognition of "a great communicator of freedom, of all freedoms: of the freedom of faith and thought as well as of journalism."
22 Nov 2002