Lennon forgiven

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It took Galileo nearly 400 years to get back into good standing with the Catholic Church. John Lennon should be thankful it only took him about 4 decades.

Lennon's famous remark about the Beatles being bigger than Jesus didn't sit too well with some Christians, though it didn't stop their popularity. Forty-two years after Lennon made the comment (1966), the Vatican got the joke, as L'Osservatore Romano called the comment in an article praising the Beatles.