Out in Puget Sound, there lies the lovely Vashon Island, home of Catholic coffin makers, all manner of eccentrics, a bicycle that was eaten by a tree, and some Orthodox monks. A few years back, John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff Clavin on Cheers and all manner of PIXAR supporting roles visited Vashon and took a shine to the monks. So he bought them a big piece of property and they set up the monastery there.
That, however, is not important right now. What’s important is that Abbot Tryphon wrote a lovely welcome for Pope Francis. Very cool. *Slow clapping here*.