is this real? i do hope it isn't photo shopped!
It looks photo shopped.. but still.. he looks good in it!
Meanwhile, back in the real world... lol!
It is a photo shopped of course...BXVI never used tiara. Unfortunately...
hehe very good
I wish I had done this. With a photograph of myself, of course !Br. James
Not only does it look good, it looks appropriate. I often wonder if when alone the Holy Father has placed a tiara on his head, out of the public eye to reinforce an internal continuity with the Popes of the past and almost all time. I think it should be worn once in a while. A few times a year perhaps. I hate to think of it as gone for all time to come in my lifetime.
We have JP I to thank for the loss of the tiara.I read an article that when he was elected Pope, John Paul II ALMOST decided to use the Papal tiara....but unfortunatly, the recent example of the just deceased "Smiling Pope" John Paul I and the objections of many cardinals prevented him from doing so.There was no reason why Benedict XVI didn't have the tiara.Someone once told be it was discarded by Paul VI for reasons of ecumenism. I can't print what I'm thinking about that kind of reasoning!!!!! LOL
I recall hearing that Pope Benedict XVI wanted a coronation, but there wasn't enough time to compose a new rite of papal coronation. I'm curious if one is "in the works" for future use, should someone wish to use it one day...
I hope nobody thought that picture was real! Surely people are skeptical enough of photography by now not to assume that something is true just because they see it in a picture.That's why the Cottingley Fairy photos are so amusing now: in the 19th century, people took it for granted that if there was a photograph of something, it had to be true. (But I have a feeling there are still people around who are just as naive.)Of course it would be nice if it were real though.
Yes he looks good in the montage.
"I recall hearing that Pope Benedict XVI wanted a coronation, but there wasn't enough time to compose a new rite of papal coronation."Why not use Paul VI's coronation rite. AFter all in his apostolic constitution for the election of a new pope, he prescribed a coronation.
"Why not use Paul VI's coronation rite. AFter all in his apostolic constitution for the election of a new pope, he prescribed a coronation."Probably because it doesn't "mesh" with the Mass in the Ordinary Form.