Habemus Papam 1939-2013


The Church.

The Rock.

Against which the gates of hell shall not prevail.

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  • FW Ken

    That was fun. I did think I heard a little gasp amid the applause for Blessed John Paul II. Not an Italian? Someone pass the smelling salts. :-)

    • Fabio Paolo Barbieri

      It’s not so much that, as that nobody had the slightest idea who on Earth he was. (I was in Rome at the time and remember him well.) But he proceeded to make an excellent immediate impression.