Papal Vulnerability To Irony, Murphy's Law, Etc.

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The visit was cut short by bad weather was to pay respect to the survivors and the dead of Typhoon Haiyan
via the BBC
A storm has forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan just over a year ago.

Amid strong winds and pouring rain, he celebrated Mass with thousands of worshippers earlier on Saturday.

He was due to go on to meet survivors of the typhoon but had to leave early because of worsening conditions.
 

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And shortly after he left an airplane actually skidded off the runway due to bad weather, so looks like he made the right decision.
 

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There's already a Pope Francis thread. Don't be surprised if a certain Mod merges the two! ;)
 

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Have to admit I got a giggle out of that one!

God's representative on earth cuts short ministrations to typhoon victims due to act of god.

Priceless!
 

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It ain't easy being Pope, or perhaps Satan's been screwing with the Vatican's infrastructure ...
Pope stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade

Pope Francis arrived late for his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, explaining that he had been stuck in an elevator in the Vatican for 25 minutes and had to be freed by firefighters.

“I have to beg your pardon,” the smiling pontiff said as he started the address about 10 minutes late.

He then explained that there had been a electrical power problem in the Vatican and that he had been stuck in the elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers.

“A round of applause for the fire brigade,” he told the crowd.
SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...5-minutes-freed-by-fire-brigade-idUSKCN1VM15V
 
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