Pope Thinks He Won’t Live Long…. Oh, And By the Way, He Misses Pizza.

Pope Francis in March 2013presidencia.gov.ar [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It's stuff like this that makes Pope Francis the darling of the world media:  In an interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, he said "I have the sensation that my pontificate will be brief: Four or five years. I don't know. Or two or three. Well, two have already passed!" Well then.... Although he seems in good health, the 78-year-old pontiff seems to think that perhaps his years on this earth are drawing to a close.  There certainly is no indication that he's planning to resign like hi … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis on a Possible Assassination Attempt: “I’m a Wimp When It Comes to Pain!”

If terrorists make good on their threat to attack Pope Francis, the pontiff says he hopes it won't hurt too much.  "I have said to the Lord: take care of me," the pope said in an interview with La Carcova News, a Buenos Aires news magazine. "...But if your will is that I should die or that they do something to me, I ask you one favor:  that they don't hurt me.  Because I'm a real wimp when it comes to physical pain." The story was told in The Tablet, which reiterated the concerns expressed by m … [Read more...]

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Leaning Tower of Pizza? Romans Get a Laugh at ISIS’ Expense

We Are Coming - Tower of Pizza

Radicals from the Islamic State (ISIS) have threatened to overthrow Rome and toss homosexuals from the Leaning Tower of Pizza.Apparently, the Islamists don't realize that the tower in question is actually in the Italian town of Pisa, and that there is no food involved.  The Italians, though, have taken the slip-up as an opportunity to mock ISIS over on Twitter, with great memes like this:Some, like Guido Tresoldi, noted that they had also enjoyed too much pizza, and that there had … [Read more...]

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