Wednesday, December 11, 2013
POPE BENEDICT DEFINTELY HAS BETTER HAIR, AND YES I SUFFER FROM THE SIN OF ENVY IN THIS REGARD!
I was in the Patriarchal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls about three weeks ago and saw where they were getting ready to install Pope Francis' painting next to Pope Benedict. That somewhat famous art historian and Roman tour guide and daughter of Mary Ann Glendon, Liz Lev, did a fantastic tour of this Church, St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums and St. John Lateran as well as the Roman Forum. She told us that a false rumor was circulating in Rome. The rumor was, according to her, that Pope Francis did not want a fancy painting of himself taking up much needed space for popes in this basilica where legend has it that once the space runs out that will be the last of the popes. Well, that was false as you can see from the image above and in fact there are many, many more spaces for future popes, including the last pope, Pope Peter II.