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To: Deacon Augustine
the Pope is obviously not physically able to genuflect - no doubt because of the pins in his knee - nor is he able to remain standing long enough to distribute Holy Communion to the congregation. A number of times he was steadied by the hands of Mgr Marini - his mobility is not great

This is new information to me.

Puzzling, though, that he chose to ride the city autobus in Buenos Aires rather than hail a diocese van, in light of this disability. I could see even the three steps in and out of the bus to be an obstacle for one so afflicted. Maybe the bus story is not so recent?

30 posted on 03/17/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: steve86

As we have now seen him kneeling to wash women’s feet, I am beginning to question this “disability”. Perhaps it was spin put out there to excuse an abuse.

Strange how a man can kneel to wash people’s feet, but he can’t genuflect before Our Lord! I suppose genuflections at the consecration don’t make good photo-ops - or maybe I’m being too cynical


33 posted on 04/04/2013 4:10:21 PM PDT by Deacon Augustine
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