Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:13 PM
Capt. Obvious (3,851 posts)
You won't have Benedict XVI to kick around anymore
Pope Leaves Vatican In Helicopter (VIDEO)
Pope Benedict XVI has left the building.
After pledging his loyalty to a yet-to-be-named successor, Benedict left the Vatican on a helicopter ride to Castel Gandolfo, a town outside Rome. He officially retires at 8pm local time, when he will officially take up the title of "pope emeritus."
Video of his departure:
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You won't have Benedict XVI to kick around anymore (Original post)
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Response to zbdent (Reply #10)
Fri Mar 15, 2013, 04:43 AM
ocpagu (1,954 posts)
11. It's a nice movie.
But I think its title is just a reference to the song "Brazil" of its soundtrack.
It has very few in common with current Brazil and even military regime Brazil (the Latin America dictacorships, though very destructive, were not exactly "orwellian states", rather than Latin "quarteladas").
Response to monmouth3 (Reply #3)
Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:41 PM
ChisolmTrailDem (1,984 posts)
6. I would agree if this were a royal wedding...
However, this is the abdication of the Papacy of a 2000+ year-old religious movement. It's a truly historic moment that will be looked upon for centuries.
Anyway, there wasn't all that much pageantry really. He waves goodbye, climbs on a helicopter for a short flight, lands, and again waves and says a few words. President Obama's inauguration parade was much more so pageantry than Pope Benedict's departure.
Response to Capt. Obvious (Original post)
Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:51 PM
Fire Walk With Me (38,893 posts)
7. He's going to where all the rest of the aging NAZIs are hiding?
(Do I have to dig up the photo of him as a Hitler Youth? No, I don't.)