by Anura Guruge
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Well the new pope appears to agree with me. He, from day one, went for the simpler, less expensive vestments — and refused to drip gold other than for those damned GOLD, jewel encrusted Pallium Pins he inherited from the German. I have bitched about these pins for years! They are supposed to represent the rusted nails used to Crucify Jesus!
A long stretch, even for the Catholic Church, from rusted nails to jewel-encrusted gold pins — each worth in excess of U.S. $10,000!
Ditch the pins Francis!
It is unbecoming of your message of humility and awareness of the poor.
I have always said, SELL these 5 pins …
and give the money to the poor.
Well, obviously, Ratzinger did not get the e-mail from Francis about simpler lifestyles. Pity.
Do YOU think Jesus would go for the fancy, very expensive watered-silk vestments and GOLD pins?