so long between the white smoke and the announcement because they were consulting everything they could think of to see if Francis was allowed - or did they have to wait while someone found the right sized robes? He's quite a large chap.Husband, who wasn't really watching the television coverage, of course, was getting quite cross every time he commentators mis-translated 'Habemus papem' as 'a pope has been chosen'. One does, however, feel a glimmer of hope that this is a change for the better for the Catholic church, though perhaps not being a Catholic I'm not qualified to comment. Anyway, it's a beautiful day today, perfect for new start.
I was listening to fivelive before the white smoke appeared and they were interviewing the man who makes the robes and yes, he makes them in three sizes; big pope, medium pope and tiny pope.Being a heathen, and a non-conformist protestant heathen at that, I surprised myself at being fascinated by the whole event.
It all went 'whoosh' over my head, did you hear it?
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