Thursday, February 2, 2012

Doves released by Pope return


Doves released by Pope return
Given the symbolism of doves, this may imply the pope is peace, Fidel Castro in Cuba used a similar event to promote his power base. The pope however links it to his office, and his residence not himself!
AFP: "VATICAN CITY — A pair of doves seemed to prefer the company of Pope Benedict XVI to the great outdoors on Sunday when he had trouble convincing them to take flight in a traditional peace gesture.
The first dove hesitated on the windowsill of the pope's Vatican apartment for a long spell before flying off, while the second flew back into the room before flying out again."They want to stay in the pope's home," Benedict said, flanked by two children."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iAx1NoF8AvPYcYdecSileUPfZHdg?docId=CNG.67cbfef4d909156f171eab37379d833d.01
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(AFP) – 22 hours ago. VATICAN CITY — A pair of doves seemed to prefer the company of Pope Benedict XVI to the great outdoors on Sunday when he had trouble convincing them to take flight in a tradition...

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