Pope Arrives at Castel Gandolfo

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  • http://fpb.livejournal.com/ Fabio P.Barbieri

    As I pointed out in my blog, Castel Gandolfo, Englished, gives Gandalf”s Castle. And Tolkien was devoutly, even aggressively Catholic. I wonder whether it ever occurred to him.

  • Subsistent

    What pope has ever spoken with such disarming informality as did Pope Benedict the mid-afternoon when he set down at Castelgandolfo and in greeting welcomers there, said: “I’m no longer the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic church – at least, at 8 o’clock I won’t be – ….”