Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Santa Pope

Pope Benedict XVI, sporting a fur-trimmed hat in the rich red colour of a Santa hat, waves to pilgrims upon his arrival in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday for his weekly general audience. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

I’m a big fan of BXVI, and I certainly intend no insult to Christ’s Vicar, but I think that in the future he might want to go back to the tiara. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but for some reason, this picture makes me think of the Emperor Palpatine. May God have mercy on my soul.

P.S. The red hat is called the camauro - it isn't really a Santa hat!