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If you’re ever in Rome, you have to take a scavi tour. We took the tour and were escorted by a Vatican priest to see the excavations below the Vatican, which includes St. Peter’s tomb. It was fascinating. I expected our priest would be Italian but ironically he was from Mississippi. The previous day was a bit more interesting when we had an audience with the Pope (JPII) and kissed his ring. Afterward, people were clawing at us like we were rock stars.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 6:41:24 AM PDT by ChuckShick (He's clerking for me...)
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To: ChuckShick
The previous day was a bit more interesting when we had an audience with the Pope (JPII) and kissed his ring. Afterward, people were clawing at us like we were rock stars.

If you had kissed him on the cheek that may have been love or veneration but to kiss a piece of jewelry that he wears or one of his feet, is worship...

I certainly hope the last guy to kiss that ring before you didn't have AIDS, or Tuberculosis or something...

If I was to have a meeting with your pope, I likely would say, hey, how ya doin' Joe???

Now Joe is supposed to represent something or someone out of the Bible...Here's what Peter thought about someone kissing his ring or his feet...

Act 10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
Act 10:26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Had Peter been sitting on that throne at the Vatican (scratch that, Peter would never have set on a throne) and someone knelt to kiss his ring or his feet, Peter would have flipped backwards out of the chair and told you to get up and stop it...

It ought to be crystal clear to anyone who reads and believes the scripture that your pope and the Apostle Peter have no connection with each other...

10 posted on 06/29/2011 7:39:34 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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