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crashartist1



Joined: 06 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject: The Pope Reply with quote

As we are all expecting his Excellency will soon pass onto the Light of God to be sitting next to our Heavenly Father. What is the feeling about this in Italy? I really wish I was in Italy to feel the sorrow and the feelings of the crowds of people who are filling the square in front of the Vatican.

How are people taking it in Italy? What are their thoughts on the situation are people taking off from work or is it affecting their lives in anyway?
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Hector_Lector



Joined: 20 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theoretically, he was a world pope, therefore what the Italians think or believe is as important as what any other believers in this heretical sect think or believe.

Meanwhile, in the real Christian world, we continue believing in Jesus and in God, and take no notice of men in blouses.
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grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: In deepest sympathy. Reply with quote

Don't sugar-coat it, Hector; give it to 'em straight!
Having foisted Wolfie on us as head of the World Bank, Mr Bush is no doubt lining up a suitable candidate for the Papacy. My choice would be Father Jack Hackett. Drink! Feck! *rs*! Girls!
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Hector_Lector



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Father Dougal for a kinder, simpler world view.

Michael Jackson - suffer little children, etc.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Michael Jackson in the Vatican. Reply with quote

Can you imagine a two-hour Mass with all those backing singers, dancers, lights, lasers and dry ice?
It's a shame that comedian Dave Allen expired recently. He'd have brought a refreshingly different perspective to the job.
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Hector_Lector



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmie the Bus!

HeŽd pick you up, take you there, give the sermon AND drive you hame! Maybe even stop at the CaŽdora on the way!
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crashartist1



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So my question was not been answered and now that the situation has changed, I have a new question. What is the mood in Italy like, what was the atmosphere like on Saturday night when the Pope died and Sunday, the first time in 26 years there hasn't been a Pope?

I specifically asked about Italy, because this is the Italy forum, not the German forum or the Turkey forum, it would be a little odd to ask what the feelings and thoughts are around the world when I am speaking directly to people in a certain country.
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grahamb



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:38 am    Post subject: Jimmy the Bus Reply with quote

I dinna think he's of the left-foot persuasion. Alas, he no longer sells the evening paper. The Ca'dora's aye there, though!
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Teacher in Rome



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original question is a little strange: people aren't exactly jumping for joy in Rome - or in Italy - or anywhere else for that matter either. I doubt if Catholics here feel any differently from Catholics elsewhere.

Media coverage is 100% the Pope, as I imagine it is in other countries. The only difference is that Rome is absolutely full to bursting point with people coming to "pay their last respects". Tents have been set up around the city, police / civil protection guards are out in force, and medical stations and portaloos have been set up close to the Vatican. Oh, and hoteliers, restauranteurs and snack sellers have been accused of raising their prices. Nothing new...
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horse



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His Excellency? What century are you living in?
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