>Emanuel Boundzeki Dongala wrote a wonderfal short story called "Jazz
>and Palm Wine". In it, the earth is invaded from Outer Space and
>the advance ships land in Zaire. Aliens conquer the world.
>Spacemen explore the various cultures and societies on this planet
>and decide, quite rightly, that the only things of value are palm
>wine, a West African intoxicant, and Jazz. The tipsy, hip and
>benign rulers make Sun Ra the president of the United States and
>John Coltrane the Pope.
>"A Love Supreme" replaces the "Gloria" in the liturgy.
Except for the fact that the individuals involved in the story are
dead this sounds like a wonderful idea. Of course, I generally
subscribe to the proposition "Better a dead musician than a live
politician". The pope clearly belongs to the category of politician.