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I Explain, In My New ‘Next Pope’ Blog, Why Cardinal Robert Sarah Is Not & Never Was A Realistic Papabile.

by Anura Guruge


I started this ‘Next Pope’ blog last week. Still working on it. So, far I have only managed three post, this post about ‘Robert Sarah‘ the third. I am NOT going to reproduce these posts on this blog too. I want you to get in the habit of going to that blog for future ‘Next Pope‘ posts. OK.

But, until you get into the hang of that. I do NOT want you to miss any of these ‘Next Pope’ posts.


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The Very Avant-Garde, Sci-Fi 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene That Has NOT Impressed The Pope.

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Given that they have been doing nativity scenes for so long, they, i.e., the Vatican, does like to experiment & try out new themes.

This one is ‘interesting’. Yes, kind of a time warp so to speak. An astronaut, in a spacesuit, at the birth of Jesus.

To be fair, Pope Francis, has never been too thrilled with ANY of the Vatican nativity scenes since he has been pope. He sees them as a waste of money. He might have a point.

But I can see how this one could irk him more than most.


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Microscopic Nativity Scene From Lithuania For Pope Francis, For Christmas 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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luckily you do NOT need a microscope.


Click image to access the full AP (i.e., Associated Press) story.


When I first saw this, on Google News, I thought it was an hoax. But, it was from the AP and it was December 23 and NOT April 1. But, I being who I am, checked around. This is legit.

It being Christmas there is a tradition of giving creative nativity scenes to the pope at Christmas. But, this has to take the cake. Very clever. Now, how are other countries going to top this in coming years. Yes, somebody could create something spectacular in space.

Yes, it also reminded me of the “Emperor’s New Clothes“. But, people can check it out.

Cute. I like it. Wish I could see it for real. Funny, can’t find it, as yet, on YouTube.


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Think – Today: When Did Today’s Playing Cards (Deck Of Cards) Make An Appearance?

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deck-of-cardsWe are all familiar with them. Most houses typically have at least one deck of cards lying around. So, when did playing cards, we we know of them now. make an appearance? Was it a very long time ago or was it more recent?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Name Of The Donkey In The Nativity Of Jesus” — only two of the synoptic gospels talk about the nativity, these being Luke and Matthew. Neither mention a donkey, either in the manger or as having been ridden by Mary on the long, arduous trip. That trip on a donkey is only mentioned in the ‘Gospel of James‘, an apocryphal Gospel. But, there is no name mentioned. ‘Nestor’, the donkey, was a 1977 Hollywood creation.


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Think – Today: What Is The Name Of The Donkey That Is Often Seen In The Nativity Of Jesus?

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donkeyYou know, the ‘Christmas’ manger scene. Birth of Jesus. A donkey is often shown as being present. This could be the SAME donkey that the Virgin Mary rode upon on her way to Bethlehem. What is the name of this famous donkey?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Basis For The Gallon” — there are conflicting theories as to how the Imperial (i.e., the British) gallon got to be what it was — and it was this gallon that came ahead of the U.S. gallon. The explanation that makes most sense is that a gallon is the volume of pure water, at 62°F, weighing 10 pounds (as measured with brass weights). It is easy to see how this could an easy definition to come up with and enforce. 


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Will Pope Francis Grinch The Vatican Christmas Nativity & Tree For 2015?

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Vatican nativity 2008. Click for MORE.

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Pope Francis decries Christmas 2015 and specifically says “… There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes, all decked out, …” Click image for ‘Rolling Stone” original.



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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From page 135 of my “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious” book (published August 2015). See link below to access 99 cent ‘read in a Web browser’ eBook. This pope KNOWS what he is doing. He knows the power he has as pope.

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Yes, of course, Pope Francis is RIGHT about the World merrily playing ‘the fiddle’ while there is all this strife and conflict.

I fully understand his statements about Christmas.

What I want to know is what Pope Francis is going to do about it?

This is a pope that people are beginning to appreciate makes statements that he does not follow through on — or are even contrary to what he believes. Suffice just to bring up “Who am I to judge?”.

The Vatican, quite rightly, makes a BIG deal about Christmas. The Vatican nativity scene, accompanied by a huge Christmas tree, is a beloved tradition and a HUGE money maker for the Vatican.

The pope, given he feels so strongly about it, should go ahead the CANCEL the Vatican nativity.

That would be a shot heard all over the world.

He has the power to do so and he KNOWS that he has the power.

Do NOT underestimate this pope or be deceived by his apparent naivety. He knows the power he commands.

So this is a GREAT opportunity. Not moving to the Papal Apartments was one thing. Now here is another great chance to really show that his words COUNT.