An alien vessel landed quietly on St Peter’s square in Rome, a hatch opened and two little grey men with dazzling smiles appeared. They were promptly granted an audience with the Pope.
After a brief discussion about the weather, the Pope said, “I know this question may sound odd to you, but I was wondering if you and your kind knew about Jesus Christ?”
“Jesus Christ?!” exclaimed the slightly taller of two aliens. “Of course we do! He visits our planet every two years or so. Awesome fellow!”
A hush descended on the audience chamber, and everyone watched the Pope, whose face had turned a rather odd purple. “Every two years?” he shouted. “We’re still waiting for his second coming!”
“Maybe he didn’t like your chocolate?” suggested the alien.
“Chocolate?” replied the Pope. “What in heaven’s name does chocolate have to do with it?”
“Well,” said the alien. “When he first came to our planet, we gave him chocolate. What did you do for him when he first came to yours?”