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popes funeral

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alexsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 10:04:50

anyone watching this?

his coffin is sitting alone without a flower in sight.its very plain and there is a book lying on top , that looks like it has been put there very casually...makes the coffin look like a coffee table.
disagree with a lot of his beliefs and teachings but all the same..its very sad.

HappyDaddy Fri 08-Apr-05 10:12:19

It's all part of the ceremony.

wobblyknicks Fri 08-Apr-05 10:13:27

He'd want it to be simple, he lived with as little pomp as possible so he'd want to end like that.

Aimsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 10:14:13

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alexsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 10:14:52

i know .he has taken a vow of poverty so a grand and ornate coffin would be out of sync but all the same it looks really sad.

HappyDaddy Fri 08-Apr-05 10:15:10

Isn't kid's innocence the best?

alexsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 10:15:17

lol aimsmum!

tortoiseshell Fri 08-Apr-05 10:38:11

Ds saw the box and asked what was in there, so I explained it was a man who was 'The Pope', and he had died and was in the box. He said 'Do you mean it's Jesus?' so I said no, it wasn't, and he said 'I've got a really good idea - they could swap the Pope with Jesus, and they he could come back to life!!!'

He's 3!

snafu Fri 08-Apr-05 10:40:17


I thought that about the coffin too but I suppose it makes sense.

Twiglett Fri 08-Apr-05 10:42:17

he lived with as little pomp as possible


chipmonkey Fri 08-Apr-05 11:42:55

I think its sad the way no-one is close to the coffin. It looks isolated. And as Popes go Twiglett, he lived with RELATIVELY little pomp, compared to some of the others.

flashingnose Fri 08-Apr-05 11:45:10

PMSL at "dressed as Santa"!!!

Marina Fri 08-Apr-05 11:46:30

It was a jolt to hear that he had nothing to leave in his will...
I'm not a Roman Catholic but feel he was a strong and devout man, and am glad his earthly suffering is over.
LOL at your ds Tortoiseshell!

sacha3taylor Fri 08-Apr-05 11:46:43

I'm not catholic, but still find it quite sad watching the funeral. LOL Aimsmum, at easter last year my ds (then 4) came home from nursery telling me that jesus was killed by a hot cross bun Think he got a bit confused with the easter story.

bakedpotato Fri 08-Apr-05 11:52:34

I'm loving this scrum of world leaders heading out of the square

and that cool cardinal in his shades

eww, there's tony doing that thing

chipmonkey Fri 08-Apr-05 11:53:18

Don't know Sacha, depends on where you get the hot cross buns, some of them could be dodgy!

sacha3taylor Fri 08-Apr-05 11:55:11

He cried when I tried to buy some, thought they might kill him as well, I still laugh when I think about it

expatinscotland Fri 08-Apr-05 11:55:43

The 'book' is the Gospel. He stated in his will that that was the only decoration he wanted on his coffin, that he wanted his coffin to be plain, and that he wanted it laid on the ground.

Aimsmum Fri 08-Apr-05 11:59:35

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sacha3taylor Fri 08-Apr-05 12:13:15

Ds wats to be jesus when he grows up. He says it is so that he can never die and look after me and daddy forever He is so cute sometimes.

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