If you’re the Pope, then I’m Napoleon!

Pope Francis’s informal style came down to earth when he phoned a Vatican receptionist directly and was told: ‘And I’m Napoleon.’

The new pope had announced himself when he called a Jesuit residence in Rome on Friday and got through to the switchboard, according to Bitno.net.

He had been trying to contact Adolfo Nicolas, the superior general of the Pope’s old Jesuit order.

But the baffled receptionist – identified only as Andreas – thought he was being pranked and snapped back: ‘Oh yes? And I’m Napoleon.’

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Quotes of the week (not necessarily religious)

Quotes of the Week


Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
– Napoleon Bonaparte –


I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
– Frank Lloyd Wright –


The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.
– James Branch Cabell –

Anybody can juggle one ball … but nobody will ever pay to watch.
– Doug Lawrence –


Source: VistaNews.com