Quote of the Day #110

Responding to an American reporter asking how many people work in the Vatican:

*laughing* “How many people work in the Vatican? Oh, about half of them.”

-Pope John XXIII

Quote of the Day #107

A Roman Catholic Archbishop commenting on balancing your responsibilities:

“If you’re score is above 100, you’re neglecting your golf game. If you’re score is below 90, you’re neglecting your parish.”

Quote of the Day #98

When speaking about his time as a bishop in Istanbul during World War II:

“Spies follow me wherever I go; the English, the French, the Germans, even a few Americans. All spies look alike; yes, I see them all. That they follow me shows you what little they know of their own business.”

-Pope John XXIII

Pope Julius II

So I’ve been watching the show “The Borgias” and it really has given me an interest in a man named Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere. Constantly fighting with Pope Alexander VI and plotting against his fellow cardinals, he is eventually elected Pope and takes the name Julius II. His papacy brought two things that have endured to the present day: Swiss Guardsmen and the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

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