Claim: Pope Francis has hired Harry Potter author JK Rowling to rewrite the Bible.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2015]
Can you please investigate the following rumour:
The current Pope (Francis) has hired J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) to rewrite the Bible to make it more accessible and believable to the next generation of catholics and christians. According to the rumour, J.K.Rowling has agreed to do it and the Vatican is eagerly awaiting the 1st draft.
It is hoped the author, most famous for her Harry Potter series, can make it more accessible and believable for a new generation of Catholics and Christians.
While the specifics of the rewrite are not yet known, it is believed Rowling is tasked with producing a compelling tale that young Catholics and Christians can engage with. Figures such as dementors and other popular creations may take the place of less realistic Biblical creatures such as unicorns and the leviathon.
“We are very happy Miss Rowling has agreed to the rewrite, we keenly await the first draft,” a Vatican insider told WWN.
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Last updated: 13 March 2015
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