‘Pope Francis apparently not amused by “communist crucifix”‘
July 10, 2015
I was going to post to kvetch that while John Paul II, along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, is often credited with helping defeat Communism by standing up to the Soviet Union, Pope Francis now owns an actual “Communist crucifix”.
But it was a present from a socialist South American president, and apparently Pope Francis made it clear he wasn’t pleased.
Morales explained what his gift to the Pope was as he gave it to him. In the video, filmed by the Vatican Television Center and transmitted throughout the world, the Pope appears to be saying “No está bien eso” – “This is not ok” – while shaking his head.
While the audio is a bit marred by the clicking of journalists’ cameras, the embarrassment of the Pope seems clear.
Sounds about right!
Hat tip to Catholic radio.