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To think that someone should tell the Pope...

(35 Posts)
JessM Thu 27-Feb-14 21:04:04

That kissing children is wrong.
In fact there are so many things wrong with this image.

JessM Thu 27-Feb-14 21:04:32

Sorry - overcome there for a moment...

Elegran Thu 27-Feb-14 21:19:59

Poor little mite. dressed up in odd clothes and handed over to a strange man. No wonder he bawled. He could be marked for life.

Gally Thu 27-Feb-14 21:20:13

Looks like it's just a pick up and hug photo opportunity. Parents want their little dears to be blessed by 'Papa' but to dress the poor child like that is a bit strange. Mama obviously has high hopes for little Daniele. Oh, and it's the DM wink

Ana Thu 27-Feb-14 21:28:28

Well, to be fair it did happen, Gally.

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 27-Feb-14 21:34:45

Oh, there's nothing wrong with that! Very sweet! smile Trust a kid to go and spoil it though. hmmgrin

mollie Thu 27-Feb-14 21:58:01

Jingle grin

JessM Thu 27-Feb-14 22:13:23

the photo was in lots of papers, but the DM had one of his not crying as well.

ginny Thu 27-Feb-14 22:25:40

He's just a man. I wonder if the mother would hand her child over to any other man. Poor boy I bet he wondered what was happening to him.

MiceElf Thu 27-Feb-14 22:29:38

Oh I don't know. It's cultural innit? They do things different in Italy.

Remember whatshisface giving his kid a beef burger?

merlotgran Thu 27-Feb-14 22:34:41

MiceElf. Can you get non variant CJD if the pope kisses you?? grin

Ana Thu 27-Feb-14 22:54:00

At least it was his own child!

MiceElf Thu 27-Feb-14 22:56:22

No Merlot. The Pope's not a Tory.

Gally Thu 27-Feb-14 23:26:49

Ana ?
Obviously it happened - there are photos! I don't know what your point is confused

Anne58 Thu 27-Feb-14 23:42:45

I must say that I thought the outfit was des trop. (Well, something like that anyway)

PS The child's outfit that is, the pope has to wear that.

absent Fri 28-Feb-14 07:20:22

Why does the Pope have to wear that? Why can't he wear an ordinary pair of trousers and a shirt? There's nothing magical about his frock. This is the twenty-first century.

MiceElf Fri 28-Feb-14 07:24:38

I suppose it's because it's traditional. Bit like a wig and gown in court, but not quite as daft as Victoria Beckham's high heels.

dogsdinner Fri 28-Feb-14 10:43:05

Can't see a problem here. All over Europe children are dressing up in weird and wonderful clothes for the carnival processions. Almost every shop sells costumes. For the family it would have been a huge honour for the pope to bless the child.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 28-Feb-14 10:46:14

Agree with dd.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 28-Feb-14 10:48:44

Absent do you object to C of E clergyman robes? Think coronation and suchlike. Shame to do away with the beautiful and different things in life.

Mishap Fri 28-Feb-14 10:49:23

Better than that grim Easter march in ?Italy where children watch their fathers crawl about on bits of broken glass and the aforementioned dads talk of how proud they will be when their sons do it. Yuk!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 28-Feb-14 10:49:56

Imagine the Kings Carol Service with the priest and choir boys in shirts and trousers.

sunseeker Fri 28-Feb-14 10:55:18

How is the Pope kissing/blessing a child any different from a politician kissing a baby? Or is this just about bashing the Catholic faith

ginny Fri 28-Feb-14 15:07:19

No, don't see why anyone would want a politician to kiss their child either.

JessM Fri 28-Feb-14 15:43:27

I just thought that given the fact that he is under fire (from the United Nations, no less) for not actually getting rid of the many paedophiles in the church, then going round kissing children was the worse possible kind of PR. Thought he was good at PR til now. hmm