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Friday, May 13, 2005

The limitations of papal authority

Herald Sun: Pope pets on outer [14may05]

Who says that the pope can do anything he wants? Apparently there are limits because Benedict XVI is not being allowed to bring his two beloved cats into the Vatican and now has to visit them in his old apartment outside Vatican City. Other popes have had pets - Leo XII had a dog and Pius XII had birds, but it is ixnay on the catsay.

Poor Pope Benedict, perhaps this can be the subject of a new encyclical like Catsi Connubbi or Felines et Ratio. I mean, what's the point of being pope if you can't have your cat?


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