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An aide to Ratzinger said yesterday he did not know why the bears were featured on the coat of arms.
"Maybe they mean something in Bavaria," he said, referring to the German state, where Munich is located. "Maybe he justs likes bears."
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Good work on the coat of arms, but that's his "Cardinal Stemma" not the one he's adopted as Pope. If anyone can find a larger image it would be interesting to see what parts he kept and what he changed, all I can tell from this is it looks like he kept one bear, added one '??', and two trees? Or maybe they're not trees, they're starting to look like heads???
Originally posted by Byrd
The Malachay predictions are an ancient fraud. And it wouldn't be surprising if Benedict didn't last long -- he's in ill health. However, he might last just long enough to cause a real big division in the church.
A notorious Muslim extremist told a demonstration in London yesterday that the Pope should face execution. Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be "subject to capital punishment".
"Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment." He added: "I am here have a peaceful demonstration. But there may be people in Italy or other parts of the world who would carry that out.