New York - The UN has confirmed that all war, conflict and diplomatic stand-offs in the world have ended at the request of Pope Benedict.
The Pontiff made the demand during his Christmas address, said the UN, and all conflict ceased an hour later.
A spokesperson at the Vatican said: 'His Holiness has been especially worried about the ongoing conflict between the Bloods and the Crips but thought he should try and kill as many birds with one stone.
'It was actually one of our interns who first came up with the idea of demanding ALL conflicts be ended and it just ran from there.'
Perhaps the most significant conflict to be cancelled is the Korean conflict, with leaders from both sides planning a trip to Disneyland to work things out.