This makes perfect sense.
I have had it with this papacy (and this year, too much bad news in 2016)!
LORD, WHAT NEXT? the lunacy must end. God save your Church.
Good grief. Could it be any more obvious? The serpent, in both the Bible and church iconography, is none other than Satan.
Not the serpent (Genesis)) but the BRONZE serpent: Num,21, 4-9; 2 Reg, 18,4; Sap 16, 6-7
What about the BRONZEN serpent?
When will the lunacy end?
This should come as no surprise. Liturgy and the priesthood in Italy has become androgynous, especially in Bergamo.
John 3:13-15: No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”This is the meaning of the pastoral, I think. In the Middle Ages the serpent was an almost every pastoral.
I thought of that, too. Oriental croziers also have two snakes wound around them. The problem is that Catholics today usually don't understand this imagery, so one has to be careful using it.
Wikipedia for Croser: "The Eastern crosier is found in two common forms. The older form is tau-shaped, with arms curving down, surmounted by a small cross. The other has a top composed of a pair of sculptured serpents or dragons with their heads curled back to face each other, with a small cross between them, representing the bishop's diligence in guarding his flock." In other words, the Eastern crosier depicts snakes hissing at the cross. The photo depicts one serpent glaring out at the sheep, from the hand of the shepherd.