Pontifex Limerix III

Imagine Pope Benedict’s goal
In announcing his long years’ harsh toll —
The whole conclave, the smoke —
Was to set up one joke
From the window: ‘Habetis ********!’


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    I want to fall in love with Francis, but I am skeptical it will happen. The simple gospel stuff sounds good on paper and the Vatican certainly needs to be pared down and reformed in accordance with that principle.

    However, despite his administrative faults Benedict made me feel secure because I felt like he could smell the “smoke of satan” (in the words of Pope Paul). And it’s hard to believe we will ever have a keener mind in the papacy–for all of you egghead types.

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    I am so glad that link went where it did, and not where my mind went. Benedict just doesn’t seem that hostile.

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