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Where's the pope?
Stuck in Vatican elevator until rescue

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Posted By: GO3, 9/1/2019 10:25:17 AM

Where's the pope? He's stuck in a Vatican elevator. Thousands of people who were gathered in St. Peter's Square for the traditional Sunday on-the-dot-of-noon appearance by Pope Francis were watching for the window of the Apostolic Palace to be thrown open so they could listen to the pope's remarks and receive his blessing. But after seven minutes, people were looking at each other quizzically: no pope? Then Francis popped out and answered their question: "First of all I must excuse myself for being late. I was blocked in an elevator for 25 minutes."

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Was he going up or down?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Alecto2 9/1/2019 10:58:32 AM (No. 168538)
Pity it wasn't longer - much, much longer.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Troutgreen 9/1/2019 11:08:24 AM (No. 168550)
Proving once again, God has a wicked sense of humor. And a delicious sense of irony.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: thewarden 9/1/2019 11:10:36 AM (No. 168555)
Next up, Fr. Guido Sarducci’s “Find the Pope in the Pizza” contest. Yay!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ronniethek 9/1/2019 12:17:15 PM (No. 168606)
Why didn't he simply summon god? Perhaps the Pope is Agnostic and only in it for the (insert whatever).
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamboozle 9/1/2019 12:37:14 PM (No. 168618)
He did #4, He appeared in the form of the Vatican fire brigade.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wizard of is 9/1/2019 1:19:26 PM (No. 168663)
"First of all I must excuse myself for being late” ??? I must assume when one is royalty one is expected to excuse oneself rather than ask forgiveness of those inconvenienced. Or something!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: blunderbuss 9/1/2019 1:57:11 PM (No. 168694)
He would have been better off in the woods.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Remnants 9/1/2019 2:13:19 PM (No. 168703)
Metaphor for his papacy. Stuck in neutral . No real vitality.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/1/2019 2:41:33 PM (No. 168719)
I've been Roman Catholic for all of my 76 years, but in the words of some famous (?) liberal, he's not my Pope!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lana720 9/1/2019 3:26:24 PM (No. 168748)
It’s surprising anyone missed him. They should have sent out Ferris Bueller to tell everyone it was over and to go home. Every time we pray for him at Mass, it think to myself, ...”and put a piece of duct tape over his mouth dear Jesus!” Pity, indeed!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99 9/1/2019 7:09:50 PM (No. 168891)
I’m Catholic too and I think they should have left him in there.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Faithfully 9/1/2019 7:55:57 PM (No. 168929)
Miss Otis regrets...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/2/2019 1:07:45 AM (No. 169096)
Where ? Maybe opening his check from Sorryos.
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