I give up!

This’ll give the pope’s fans something to chew on.

Pope Francis Meets Chocolate Statue of Pope Francis

Feb. 06, 2014
VATICAN-POPE-GIFT
Pope Francis, made out of 1.5 tons of cocoa.

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My colleague’s question is probably the only one that needs to be answered: “Is the center gooey or hollow?” All that this, ahem, tribute is missing, is the rock candy ferula.

Of course, in all seriousness–oh, who am I kidding? This is adorable! But it does raise a prickly theological conundrum, if there’s any weight behind the old French saying that “Whoever eats the pope, dies.

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About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to I give up!

  1. Tony Jokin says:

    Well, he did say this when he was elected and some people made statues of him

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/07/11/pope-francis-asks-for-statue-of-himself-to-be-taken-down/

    So I hope he acted the same way after seeing this ……… at least for consistency sake….

  2. c matt says:

    I have to wonder if the Pope and other persons of note ever think to themselves “ok…yeah…great.. thanks” when these rather odd tributes are presented to them.

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