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Fiorenzo Angelini  a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church died at the spry age of 97.

Angelini was the former President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers in the Roman Curia.  Seriously, where the hell do they come up with these titles?  Is this what they really do during the papal enclaves?  Just sit around and make up the longest, most ridiculous titles imaginable?  Or is it solely the job of the Great Pontificating Regnet of the Papal City in the Pontifical Vatican Curia Dominus Spurious Autonomous Takeadabus?

Born in Rome, Angelini studied at the Pontifical Roman Seminary, Pontifical Lateran University, and Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum.  He was driven by his father who insisted that he only go to institutions with the word “pontifical” in it.  Poor Fiorenzo never knew why.  He assumed the word was a sort of catch-all.  Like “smurfy.”

Angelini was know for is pontifical Gary Coleman impression.  Here he is doing his patented "What 'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis" face.

Angelini was know for is pontifical Gary Coleman impression. Here he is doing his patented “What ‘choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis” face.

This pontifical education served him well when Angelini served as Master of Pontifical Ceremonies from 1947 to 1954.  it was a very pontifical role for him.  Except after dark, when things would get a little pontifical.  …you know what I mean.

He was appointed pontifical title of Titular (dirty) Bishop of Messene by Pope Pius XII (a pontifical Pope if there ever was one).

This pontifical hit goes to… take a pontifical guess…

The Arch-Bishop (mild mannered Imaginary Steve by day) gets on the board with a pontifical 10 points.  This could be a pontifical race this year if Steve’s strategy turns out to be as pontifical as last year’s.

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: 20 – (Jean Béliveau – 20)

I-Steve (the Arch-Bishop!): 10 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10)

Mostly Mike: 10 – (Ralph H Baer – 10)


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