Resignation

Resignation

I'm not religious so the pope's resignation isn't of particular importance to me but it's in the news and I don't get a lot of opportunities to post pope pictures.

I do find the process of choosing a new pope interesting but only because it seems so secretive and ritualized. Someone also mentioned that a canadian is one of the potential new popes, but I haven't checked that out. To me, a canadian pope is only minimally more interesting than a non-canadian one. There haven't been many non-italian popes in the last five hundred years - only the last two actually - so I suspect the next one will be italian. But, what do I know. If I had a preference, it wouldn't be about nationality, it would be to have a progressive pope but progressive is a relative term when talking about the Catholic church.

Other than that, it was a bit of luck that when I went to the Vatican in 2009, Benedict XVI made a little appearance that I was lucky enough to get a few photos of. And the conclave is done in the Sistine Chapel, which I have been in, not surprisingly, on the same day that I took this photo.

My other photographs taken in the Vatican City can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 105 mm
35mm Focal Length: 158 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 125


Taken: 2009-05-27 03:38:20
Posted: 2013-02-27 | 14:00





Resignation

Resignation

I'm not religious so the pope's resignation isn't of particular importance to me but it's in the news and I don't get a lot of opportunities to post pope pictures.

I do find the process of choosing a new pope interesting but only because it seems so secretive and ritualized. Someone also mentioned that a canadian is one of the potential new popes, but I haven't checked that out. To me, a canadian pope is only minimally more interesting than a non-canadian one. There haven't been many non-italian popes in the last five hundred years - only the last two actually - so I suspect the next one will be italian. But, what do I know. If I had a preference, it wouldn't be about nationality, it would be to have a progressive pope but progressive is a relative term when talking about the Catholic church.

Other than that, it was a bit of luck that when I went to the Vatican in 2009, Benedict XVI made a little appearance that I was lucky enough to get a few photos of. And the conclave is done in the Sistine Chapel, which I have been in, not surprisingly, on the same day that I took this photo.

My other photographs taken in the Vatican City can be found in the gallery.

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 105 mm
35mm Focal Length: 158 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 125


Taken: 2009-05-27 03:38:20
Posted: 2013-02-27 | 14:00


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