Friday, October 10, 2008

Revolution Guido: the glory continues...

Change is in the air, friends, and this time change is good!
Anybody in the Rome network under forty just loves to hear these words: "Come era richiesto per l'occasione dal protocollo!"
And here we have it again, the papal throne. Those who yesterday watched the Papal Mass noticed a bit of a change and here it is.
Many of us last saw this old papal treasure in the Lateran Palace museum - with the arms of Pius X on it. But Benedict brought it back and now you can see the new stemma (coat-of-arms) of the current Pontiff, now gloriously reigning.
Thank you, Msgr. Guido, and friends and long may you reign, Holy Father!


Anonymous said...

...And of course, with the traditional Tiara!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful indeed. But this throne, with the arms of Pope Benedict, has already been unsed at least since the Mass "in suffragio" of Pope John Paul on April 2 this year, cf.

Anonymous said...

I think it's ridiculous to remember John Paul II EVERY year with a big Mass commemorating his death,
I don't remember the Vatican doing such for John Paul I, or for Paul VI.
Commemorating them on All Souls Day (Nov. 2) is fine...but a big commemoration EVERY year of John Paul II is rather cultish and gives me the creeps. It's like some people can't let go of him.

He's dead. Now and forever. Requiscat in Pace.