November 06, 2007
Have you got enough balls to be Pope?
Hey Pappa Ratzi! Is that a hymnal under your robe, or are you just happy to see me?
10 years ago
I will go on record as saying that I don't quite believe this.
Darn, I wish I could remember where I read it, but I dimly remember an article wich debunked this. Something about the first chair being used for a Papal cirination being an old bath chair or something.
This sounds like "Pope Joan" related nonsense.
Which would explain the Pope Joan "trivia" which I didn't read before commenting.
Can anyone answer the questions there? If so, what are we waiting for?
"I’ve recently discovered loo roll made from cotton which is so soft I find it difficult to believe that I can use it with a clear conscience.Can anyone advise me whether it’s likely to have been produced in circumstances that are environmentally friendly and politically correct?"
Dibs on this one!
The Catholic Encyclopaedia has an entry on
. Unfortunately she seems to be mythical.
The chair is real, as I understand. Whether it's still used or not, and what significance attaches to it, who knows?
I was a theology major at a Catholic University. Very little of the curriculum involved testicles.
Seems iffy to me. Snopes doesn't have anything on it, although
they do more or less question the "fact" that they hit the Pope with a silver hammer to prove that he's really dead
There are two of these chairs - one's at the Vatican and the other's at the Louvre.
Coming to theatres in July 2009: Nicholas Cage in
National Treasure 3: The Holy Scrotum
There's some old Irish bit of doggerel about the foundation stones of Anglicanism being the bollocks of Henry the Eighth, so it's not just we Papists.
A quick web search claims it's Behan, but iirc he was translating:
Of your eminent protestant prelates Will you cease to prattle and prate The foundation stones of their temple Was the bollicks of Henry the Eight
But does he have
balls like atom bombs
I recall reading about this 'test' performed on new Popes because of the fabled 'Woman Pope'; a safeguard so that didn't happen again.
This is a whiskery old chestnut.
Alright, maybe two whiskery old chestnuts.
They want to make sure he can do the old "Spectacles, testicles, wallet, and watch" thing.
This guy would make a good Pope.
Maybe he's trying to break into penis puppetry and wanted to make a real-life comparison while preparing his
nsfw! also, not a pretty image!
mmmm, whopper with cheese.
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