Pope Benedict XVI gets engraved Apple iPod nano

“A group of Vatican Radio employees gave Pope Benedict XVI a brand new iPod nano loaded with special Vatican Radio programming and classical music. To honor the pope’s first visit to the radio’s broadcasting headquarters, the radio’s technical staff decided the pencil-thin, state-of-the-art audio player would make the perfect gift,” Carol Glatz reports for Catholic News Service. “Now that Vatican Radio offers podcasts in eight different languages, the pope has the technological capability to plug in and import the radio’s audio files.

“Pope Benedict visited the programming and broadcasting hub of ‘the pope’s radio’ March 3 to mark the station’s 75th anniversary. Though the white iPod nano is tiny, it still made an impression on the pope. When the head of the radio’s technical and computer support department, Mauro Milita, identified himself and handed the pope the boxed iPod, the pope was said to have replied, ‘Computer technology is the future.’ The pope’s new 2-gigabyte digital audio player already was loaded with a sampling of the radio’s programming in English, Italian and German and musical compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky. The stainless steel back was engraved with the words “To His Holiness, Benedict XVI” in Italian,” Glatz reports.

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  1. I’m sorry, but that is just hilarious. Maybe Benedict XVI, but I certainly never could have imagined John Paul having an iPod.

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  2. God: “Hey Pope, Jesus is going to come next week, make a announcement”

    Pope: “Lalala yea ya, I like it, yea ya baby oohoh”

    God: “Better call Tel Avid and let them know their messiah is coming”

    Pope: “You so cool, lalala, yea ya yea”

    God: “Good, carry on”

    Pope: “Hello? Someone say something?”

    Pope: “Oh well, lalala yea yea ya, baby oohhh…”

  3. The pope should repent for he allows himself to be called the “holy father” which is a name reserved for God the Father. The pope is considered infallible, which is diametrically opposed to the ministry of Christ which says that all men are sinful.

    The pope is supposed to surrender to no other principality, which is why the Vatican is its own country, effectively making the pope the king of the world.

    Fear the pope, for he places himself above all men. Scripture places no man in such a position. All believers in Christ are all joint-heirs with Christ, all believers are saints, all believers are priests. The catholic system denies this.

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