The newer, friendlier Pope has crowds coming back to the Vatican and buying more mementoes.
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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has become Pope Francis I.
If you’re waiting for the white smoke, here’s your view.
It may not be the Super Bowl, but papal betting has a lively history.
What does the pope have lined up for his last day in office?
He’ll keep his papal name rather than revert to Joseph Ratzinger. The shoes are another matter.
No, he’s not going to be surfing the web.
A true surprise: his papacy will end at 8:00 pm local Rome time on the last day of February.
“I have known few greater honours than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall. I am told the last three speakers here have been the Pope, Her Majesty the Queen, and Nelson Mandela, which is either a very high bar or the beginning of a very funny joke.”President Barack Obama, opening his speech to Parliament today with a little joke. Heh!
Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly married Monaco’s Prince Ranier III in 1956.
Charles Manson was sentenced to life in prison in 1971 for his role in the 1969 murder spree that took Sharon Tate’s life.
“He may not be in with the local Emo cult, and you’re unlikely to see him hanging out at a skateboard park. But the Holy Father moved one step closer to cool today when he launched the Vatican’s own YouTube site on Google.” The Pope is on YouTube.