Col. Saunders was lying on his death bed and asked to have the Pope visit
It was explained that the pope is a very busy man and that he did not make
Col Saunders said if he could have the pope visit him he would give a large
donation to the church.
The pope was on the next flight and went to visit Col Saunders in his
The Col. felt he would like to leave his legacy on this earth, so he asked
the pope "you know that part in the bible where it says 'give us this day our
daily bread'" Yes, said the pope, "do you think you could change that to
'give us this day our daily chicken'
Startled at this the pope said that this was not possible. Col. Sanders then
told the pope if he could make the change he would give the church
$50,000,000.00 and 5,000,000 every year that it remained. The Col. then
The pope left the Col. and went back to the Vatican and called all of the
Bishops and the Theologians and spoke to them all. "On my trip to the
United States, I have some good news and some bad news, first the good news,
I made us $50,000,000.00 with an additional $5,000,000.00 dollars coming in
every year thereafter, the bad news is we lost the Wonder-Bread account.".