Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is a licensed helicopter pilot - Was I the Only One Not to Know?
Yes, from the book of "say what?" among the many side facts that I was simply shocked to discover during the coverage of the Holy Father's last day as Pope was that he is a licensed helicopter pilot and that during his papacy he has piloted the Papal chopper from the Vatican to the Papal summer palace on multiple occasions. Yet, he does know how to drive a car.
This is simply a trivial fact, but just wondering if anyone cares to comment.
I still can't believe that we had a chopper flying Pope, LOL.
I didn't even know he had a Twitter account. I just heard about that today!
Nope, didn't know that was one of the Pope's talents -- but good for him! Must admit I'm questioning his resignation -- something just doesn't seem right about it to me. Most of the popes, being of advanced age, have suffered health problems yet didn't resign -- somehow just seems there's something mysterious going on.
by Stacie L5 years ago
By Claudio Lavanga and Alastair Jamieson, NBC NewsUpdated at 8:49 a.m. ET: ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will step aside as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics on Feb. 28, saying he no...
by somelikeitscott8 years ago
According to Pope Benedict XVI today, abortion and same-sex marriage are some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing the world today. Thoughts anyone?
by Steve6 years ago
Does it seem strange to anyone, other than mysel,f to see Pope Benedict XVI visiting Mexico, while 500 years ago the Spanish Conquistadors, in the name of Pope Leo X and the Catholic Church basically wiped out the...
by seanorjohn7 years ago
Pope John said to a crowd " go home and hug your child" and tell them this is a hug from the Pope. When Benedict, known as the rotweiller, was elected Pope, do you know what the Italian people texted each...
by schoolgirlforreal5 years ago
yeah I know this has been talked about. I really think the next pope will be a very liberal one which I think a lot of people will like. Just a feeling. What do you think?
by BenWritings6 years ago
Have you ever ridden in or piloted a helicopter?did you enjoy it more than flying in a plane?
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