Monday, April 21, 2008

Interesting ...

Pope & the Confederacy
"Under the reign of Pope Pius IX, an interesting link developed between the Vatican and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America...

"Remarkably, the Pope himself offered the most solace afforded to the former Confederate President by two simple gifts while he was in prison. A personally hand-woven Crown of Thorns symbolized Davis’s suffering at the hands of his enemies. And Davis likely found additional comfort in a portrait of the Pope, autographed by the pontiff with the words from Sacred Writ, 'If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.' "
****I heard about this from one of the commentators during the Holy Father's visit... but the above is from Here.

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