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Offline Neil Obstat

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Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:33:58 AM »
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    You can't make this stuff up.
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    No, this is not fake news. This is not a Halloween joke. You couldn’t make it up if you got paid to: The Cathedral of St. Peter in Cologne, Germany, has added a new gargoyle to its facade, and it represents none other than the world’s chief apostate, Mr. Jorge Bergoglio, otherwise known by his stage name, “Pope Francis.”
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    Usually gargoyles are made in the form of notorious sinners, demons, or animals. A standard dictionary definition is: 
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    “a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal”, and “a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure with open mouth, projecting from the gutter of a building for throwing rain water clear of a building” (source). Someone in the Novus Ordo Sect apparently thought that “Pope” Francis was a good candidate for such an honor, and voilà, you can see the result just above.
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    It was the Cologne-based regional tabloid Express that first discovered the grotesque figurine. On Oct. 26, they published an article on it entitled, “Cologne Cathedral: Pope Francis greets visitors at main entrance.”
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    The figure is merely for decoration and does not actually spout water. It hangs from a baldacchino above the head of a statue of King Solomon.
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    Offline Kazimierz

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    Re: Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 03:01:18 PM »
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  • Methinks this Francis is a gargoyle. He is, like gargoyles, outside of the Church. ;) When it rains, he spews forth all of his detritus.


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    Re: Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
    « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 03:06:18 PM »
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  • Not entirely inappropriate, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
    « Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 04:06:53 AM »
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    I'm still waiting for a reaction from Bishop-of-Rome Francis.
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    Might have to wait a long time.
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    Kind of like Purgatory, in a manner of speaking.............. something to think about in November, the month of the Holy Souls...............
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    Re: Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 04:16:53 AM »
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    Methinks this Francis is a gargoyle. He is, like gargoyles, outside of the Church. ;) When it rains, he spews forth all of his detritus.
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    Keeping a warm sense of humor while it gets cold "outside," eh?  :cheers:
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    Re: Bishop-of-Rome Francis Gargoyle for Cologne Cathedral
    « Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 04:27:25 AM »
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  • Not entirely inappropriate, I'm afraid.
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    The keepers of the Cologne Cathedral are deeply rooted in tradition.
    There is a large reliquary/tomb behind the main altar containing the relics of the 3 Kings, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar.
    Their artistry is world class, and the structure they maintain is second to none.
    And Germans have a rather unique sense of humor.
    I wonder if they're not doing their part to make a subtle statement.
    They have a stone carving shop next to the Church where carvers work nonstop remaking parts for the basalt structure.
    It's been suffering severe decay from acid rain and time, a monumental task.
    Perhaps this is their attempt at breaking the monotony in some small way.
    The local skin heads that hang around outside have utterly no respect for the magnificent edifice.
    But Bishop-of-Rome Francis would no doubt be very accommodating to, and receptive of them in their contemptuous state.
    Let's see if he or his caricature makes any difference.
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