|A truly beautiful expression of one of the world's great religions. |
And kick-ass spot to hold bingo and casino nights.
A tour of Saint Peter's Basilica.
In Vatican City.
Which is in the middle of Rome.
Which is in Italy.
|So, with all that money, you'd think they'd be able to afford |
something better to announce selection of the Pope
than what you'd see on top of a crackhouse.
|La Pieta. |
If you came expecting a sacrilegious wisecrack, forget it.
My Easter post will be bad enough.
No sense pushing my luck.
Off to the side, please take note of a truly wonderful statue of Saint Peter imparting his blessing. Sculpted, we believe, in the 13th century, its right foot has been worn down by the countless thousands of pilgrims who have rubbed it to gain a blessing from the saint. Or in the vain hope of getting three wishes. But, that only works with genies who sound like Robin Williams. But, please refrain from doing do yourselves. Unless you want to be part of the continued desecration of this priceless work of art.
Now, if we continue on, we'll see the banks of the Vatican's Protestant Detectors..."
Seriously, are you surprised?
Epilogue: On the bright side of my visit, I learned that the Pope is Catholic. Now, if I could only find out whether a bear shits in the woods....