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Pope Francis Bows To Refrigerator, Houseplant
Eye of the Tiber ^ | 9/12/2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by markomalley

VATICAN CITY–As head of state at the Vatican, as well as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Frances broke protocol yet again this morning when he bowed to his houseplant moments before watering it.

Francis, who has made ignoring protocol and tradition a trademark of his papacy, went on to bow to his refrigerator moments before extending his hand to open it.

“This man is absolutely fascinating,” the Pope’s photographer, Roberto Salamanca, told the Italian newspaper L’Osservatore Romano earlier this afternoon. “The man breaks many, how you say, protocollo. All day today I spent photographing him, and you know how long it took him to make a cheese sandwich? 45 minutes. He bows to the refrigerator before opening it, then bows to a loaf of bread before removing it from the refrigerator. Each slice he takes out, he bows…to the toaster, bows, takes out a slice of cheese, bows. I’ve never seen such humility.”

At press time, Pope Francis is stuck in a catch-22 as he considers whether bowing to the mirror before brushing his teeth, and consequently bowing to his own papal reflection, would contradict his show of humility.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: catholic; satire

1 posted on 09/12/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

LOL!


2 posted on 09/12/2013 3:11:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: markomalley

Nice one!


3 posted on 09/12/2013 3:12:22 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: markomalley

he sounds as though he has a screw loose


4 posted on 09/12/2013 3:13:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

It looks like BXVI loaded up the guest houses with some serious German appliances. Is that a Gaggenau fridge?


5 posted on 09/12/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: yldstrk
he sounds as though he has a screw loose


6 posted on 09/12/2013 3:17:59 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

“Humility”?? Let Joe Schmo bow to a refrigerator and toast and he’s a nut-job. Put a pair of red shoes on him and it becomes “humility”


7 posted on 09/12/2013 3:18:46 PM PDT by smvoice (The 2 greatest days of your life: the day you're born. And the day you discover why.)
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To: markomalley

Thank God lol!


8 posted on 09/12/2013 3:19:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley

“Humility”?? Let Joe Schmo bow to a refrigerator and toast and he’s a nut-job. Put a pair of red shoes on him and it becomes “humility”


9 posted on 09/12/2013 3:19:14 PM PDT by smvoice (The 2 greatest days of your life: the day you're born. And the day you discover why.)
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To: markomalley

“Humility”?? Let Joe Schmo bow to a refrigerator and toast and he’s a nut-job. Put a pair of red shoes on him and it becomes “humility”


10 posted on 09/12/2013 3:19:50 PM PDT by smvoice (The 2 greatest days of your life: the day you're born. And the day you discover why.)
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To: smvoice
“Humility”?? Let Joe Schmo bow to a refrigerator and toast and he’s a nut-job. Put a pair of red shoes on him and it becomes “humility”


11 posted on 09/12/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Dr. Sivana

No Kenmore over there.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 3:21:16 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: smvoice

sorry for the triple posts. must be the Vatican moderators listening in again.:)


13 posted on 09/12/2013 3:21:42 PM PDT by smvoice (The 2 greatest days of your life: the day you're born. And the day you discover why.)
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To: markomalley

Our Lady of Frigidaire.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 3:22:33 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: markomalley

I have to bow as I bend to our pull out under freezer too. It’s the only core workout I get as I bend to reach for the ice cream.


15 posted on 09/12/2013 3:23:02 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: markomalley

it’s the fact that I could read this and actually see it happening that makes it believable. After all, there are all kinds of weird beliefs hidden behind those walls..;)


16 posted on 09/12/2013 3:23:55 PM PDT by smvoice (The 2 greatest days of your life: the day you're born. And the day you discover why.)
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To: yldstrk

Yes but more serious ones. He said in May that atheists and those that don’t believe in the Lord will be in heaven, if they are “good”. Because Jesus redeemed all of us.

While it is true Jesus died for all people, that doesn’t mean simply if you “do good” you’re going to heaven. Nobody can earn heaven by “doing good”. Personal good works have never gotten anyone into heaven. Christian or non-Christian. It’s believing in Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrificial death for your sins, knowing you need Him to pay your sin debt because if you pay it, you’re paying it for an eternity apart from God.

He just perverted the gospel and preached a false gospel.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 3:27:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: markomalley

Is this article some sort of weird joke? If not????????????


18 posted on 09/12/2013 3:37:39 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I did notice that


19 posted on 09/12/2013 3:39:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Sorry I missed the explanation. In this day and age one never knows.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 3:39:40 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Say, now that you mention it, didn't the facilities people have to do some modifications to get BXVI's baby grand into the papal living quarters?

Did he leave it there?

21 posted on 09/12/2013 3:45:08 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: markomalley

Future headline: Pope Francis bows to tie his shoe laces.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 3:56:53 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: markomalley

Pope Francis bows to his bow tie! Pope Francis bows to his bow when pulling it on the archery range!

Pope Francis bows to the floor...correction he lost his balance and keeled over....


23 posted on 09/12/2013 3:59:28 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Not so fast!
Non-believers may be forgiven if not properly instructed or if they are illiterate and have not either been exposed to true teaching or haven’t had the time to do so because of their station in life -loneliness or have been immersed in false ideas. The current scandal of course is the 35, 000 different brands of the truth that exists when there is only one truth. The Catholic Church.

I can see Peter opening the Gates of Heaven to atheists and agnostics rather than the Jimmy Swaggarts, David Koreshes, Jim (Kool-Aid) Jones; Rev. Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wrights and the Rev. Benny Hinns and prosperity-gospel Joel Osteens of this world.

The atheists and agnostics who adopt the beaten, starving, and orphaned child has a better chance in Paradise than the “Carry the Bible in My Pocket” and quote “Scripture” crowd. Wasn’t this the lesson of the Good Samaritan? If this is what Pope Francis had in mind, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, he is true to the Sermon on the Mount.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 4:03:36 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: markomalley
I've never understood Catholicism or the concept of a Pope.

While the whole thing is interesting, I just never got the attraction or relevancy.

25 posted on 09/12/2013 4:50:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: markomalley

“The man breaks many, how you say, protocollo. “

Or breaks with reality?


26 posted on 09/12/2013 5:26:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives when they fail blame others and do the same thing again expecting different results)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

27 posted on 09/12/2013 5:27:20 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Vermont Lt
It’s the only core workout I get as I bend to reach for the ice cream.

There you go, workout before you enjoy your dessert!

28 posted on 09/16/2013 6:36:59 PM PDT by SuziQ
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