May the Pope Be With You

7 Mar

Rome, the only city in the world (maybe besides the Vatican, which technically is the world’s smallest country, right? Even though it’s called Vatican City? That’s confusing) where the city government is going to use your hard-earned tax dollars euros (at least those who’ve been socially stigmatized or alternatively frightened into paying their taxes) to pay for a poster like this:

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“You’ll always be with us. Thank you.”

I love this city. Honestly. How could you not? (Don’t answer that.)

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7 Responses to “May the Pope Be With You”

  1. Antiqua Tours March 7, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    THat poster will give me nightmares. I don’t want him with me. ;)

    • Un'americana a Roma March 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      HAAA! That’s funny. I know, I hope this isn’s blasphemous to say, but maybe not because he’s no longer the Pope, but honestly? He looks like a witch from a Grimm’s fairy tale or something. I’m just waiting for him to cackle and rub his hands together and then go muuuuahahahahaha….

  2. Taryn March 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    Didn’t exactly choose the best photo of him, did they….

    • Un'americana a Roma March 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Are there better ones? Boh! He’s not exactly the most photogenic pope we’ve ever had, is he now?? ;-)

  3. Jano Janotech March 14, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Lol. Rome wastes so many €, not in this case.
    It’s both a way to greet a pope and the head of another state;
    yes, Città del Vaticano it’s the smallest state in the world, by the way, it’s a “monarchy” (monarchia assoluta, to be right)

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