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Remembrance Sunday 2017, London Cenotaph Ceremony Video With The Queen, Prince Philip & Prince Charles.

by Anura Guruge

This year, as had been announced by Buckingham Palace a month ago, Prince Charles, rather than the Queen, laid the first wreath (i.e., the Head of State’s wreath) at the Cenotaph.

The Queen (91) & Prince Philip (91), suitably decked in red poppies, watched from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

Contrary to what you may read or hear (including in the description of the above video) this is NOT the first time that the Queen has not laid the ceremonial wreath. It was the 7th time. TWICE (1959 & 1963) were when she was pregnant and the other four were when she was out of the country on state visits abroad. In 1983, Prince Charles performed the same role as he did today, while the Queen was on an official visit to Kenya.

Also check the BBC for another video
plus some gorgeous pictures.

Click image to access the BBC post …

For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.

>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.

by Anura Guruge

I Take Umbrage To Pope Francis’ Easter Statement Re. ‘Complicit Silence’ Over Christians Killed In Kenya!

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by Anura Guruge

Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

Pope Francis co-writes song.
† Appointment of Juan Barros in Chile.
Francis does NOT shelter the homeless!
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.
† Keith O’Brien benighted title Ss. Gioacchino …
† Keith O’Brien resignation as cardinal

Francis says the darnest things 
Francis airport -> Colombo
† Topless protests
† Arrival ceremony
Pope on the way to Sri Lanka

Search on ‘pope‘ for many other posts >>>>


Click to access the U.K. “The Independent” article.


Click to access “Huffington Post” coverage.

Dear Pope Francis. Let me be a tad blunt.

What HAVE YOU, in the name of Christ, done about the persecution and killings of Christians — the Kenyan massacre but one egregious example?

Pope Francis you can’t just go around, forever, taking selfies and making meaningless pronouncements WITHOUT taking some responsibility for what is happening in the World.

Pope Francis you have held this job for 2 full years.

The Honeymoon is over.

You can’t shrug away your responsibilities forever.

Though a great fan of yours (and the ONLY one that can prove in PRINT that I said you could be pope) I am getting a tad fed up with YOU.

You, thank God, are not I. I am nothing. So is everybody else on this world, bar YOU.

You are the VICAR of Christ.

You and YOU ALONE hold that amazing title.

Pope Francis, in case you have forgotten, let me PLEASE remind YOU.

You, Pope Francis, are VICAR OF CHRIST.

If I was Vicar of Christ, trust me, I would not tolerate the persecution and killings. I would be on HIS CASE.

Why are YOU, Pope Francis, as the Vicar of Christ, NOT doing anything other than making meaningless pronouncements and eating too much pasta?

Pope Francis, get on the blower or send an e-mail.

Tell Christ that YOU want this to end.

Pope Francis, PLEASE do NOT dissapoint me. Pope Francis PLEASE do NOT let the side down.

Pope Francis, in case you have forgotten, YOU are Vicar of CHRIST.

For Christ’s sake do something.

There Were Two Legit April 1 Google Doodles, One In Colombia, The Other In Africa. Scratch Doodle Was A Prank.


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A Few Related posts:
Bing pings Doodle Easter folly
>>Apr. 1, 2013.

Google’s SCRATCH Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Bing background vs. Google doodle — Mar. 31, 2013.

≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘Google Doodle’ for other posts
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Click here to access Google Doodle archive with these two legit April 1, 2013 doodles.

Jorge Isaacs Ferrer was a Colombian writer, politician and soldier. His only novel, María, became one of the most notable works of the Romantic movement in Spanish literature. He was indeed born on April 1, 1837.

Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She was born April 1, 1940.