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When in Rome...
(Warning: not the least bit "politically correct")

I'm glad they got the whole pope thing sorted out now, before I arrive in Rome next month. I'm also quite relieved that he didn't die while I was there either! Sheesh, what a way to mess up a vacation -- Popeapalooza. I mean, it'd be interesting being there during such a historic occasion, but yikes, the crowds! The swarms of mourning religious getting in the way of my sight-seeing!

I'm religious, even christian in fact, but not catholic. In my opinion the pope is just this guy, y'know? The passing of a loved one is a sad thing, but he wasn't MY loved one; I never even met him.

Maybe I'll meet the new fellow, since I'll be visiting his 'hood and all.

Anyway, the pope is dead, long live the pope, and all that good stuff! One less thing to have to worry about for my trip....
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 19th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Public audiences are on Wednesdays, get an invitation from the Swiss Guard near the entrance to the Pope's apartment on Tuesday. That what I did a few years ago. If not, you can tour St Peter's, the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Most of the ancient Roman ruins are within a short distance of each other at couple of kilometers or so away from Vatican City.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 19th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey I did not know you were a small 'c' christian.

What does that mean to you?
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: April 22nd, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
A softer line on masturbation?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of something more fundamentally philosophical.
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: April 23rd, 2005 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Well I suppose there are various issues around the mass, but I prefer masturbation to mass debates.
guingel From: guingel Date: April 19th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
apparently, my religion professor (Karl Donfried) knows the new pope, and has worked with him and been to restaurants with him and stuff. In fact, he had an anecdote! One time when they were out to dinner together (and I think some other colleagues) in New York, my professor asked the then-Cardinal, "Your Eminence, I've always wondered why the Pope, whenever he lands in a new country, goes down the stairs rather fast (he was younger back then) and kisses the ground. Is it theological?" And the new Pope, whose name I can't remember or spell, said "Well, wouldn't you kiss the ground too, if you had to fly Air Italia?"

So apparently the new pope has a sense of humor. After a fashion ;) So if you do stop in and visit him, you can have a nice conversation. :D
tedwords From: tedwords Date: April 19th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
My friend went to Popealooza and all I got was this lousy T-shirt...
anderale From: anderale Date: April 19th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mark's cousin got stuck in Rome during the whole event - his lease expired and he couldn't get out of the city, so he had to live on the streets for a couple of days! I'm glad you don't have to worry about that. :)
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