The United Nations have confirmed they have denied planning consent to Pope Benedict XVI to construct the Kingdom of God on Earth.
The Holy See had sought to construct the edifice and had instructed the architect Lord Rogers to design it.
However, in a decision made by the UN's Cultural Buildings Unit, the proposal was rejected on several grounds, including the religious and aesthetic.
"It was clear from the record number of objections we received in respect of this application that to grant permission would have been hugely controversial." Martin Broderick from UNCBU told reporters.
"Not only were objections lodged and considered from all the non-Abrahamic religions, but consultations were taken with experts on the proposed design. Quite frankly, a huge glass and steel edifice with atria and sewerage pipes on the outside was never going to cut the mustard. Certainly not in Jerusalem at any rate."
The Holy See said it was considering it's response to the refusal of planning permission and would make a decision at a later date on the possibility of an appeal.
A spokesman said the Pope had been made aware of the UNCBU ruling and had said 'come the Second Coming, that little South Korean twit will find out that he's backed the wrong horse."
However, a statement from the Secretary General's office said Ban Ki-Moon was unconcerned about the implication of an Armageddon threat from The Vatican, as the Second Coming had been due for around 2 thousand years and had shown no sign of happening in Mr Ki-Moon's lifetime.