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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; There are a lot of negative comments below the article about Benson doing that. I don't see anything wrong with it. He is the Pope, but he is still human. He grew up and lives in this modern world and ...

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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There are a lot of negative comments below the article about Benson doing that. I don't see anything wrong with it. He is the Pope, but he is still human. He grew up and lives in this modern world and knows what's going on. I know there are certain etiquette things that you are supposed to follow when you have an audience with the Pope, but how many chances do you get to show off your Supebowl ring to Him. Besides, maybe the Pope asked to see it. He is smiling while looking at it, and he does look interested. He doesn't looked perturbed or put out. Like I said before, I think he's a Saints fan. Maybe Benson got his ring blessed while he was there.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #12
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Maybe His Holiness is a Saints fan!!
What he is a fan of is the millions of $ the Bensons give to Catholic Charities.
Or maybe I'm cynical......
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #13
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Much todo about nothing, Mista Benson went to see the Pope and wore the finest piece of jewelry in his collection, didn't look like the Pope was upset about it
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Not to thread jack but am I the only one that hears Foghorn Leghorn every time Benson speaks?
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Maybe His Holiness is a Saints fan!!
I bet he is today !
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Besides, maybe the Pope asked to see it. He is smiling while looking at it, and he does look interested.
I would think this is more likely the case.

Considering the Pope is a person and world leader, and the Saints Superbowl was the most watched, most KNOWN NFL Football event in history, I would imagine the Pope would want to see the ring.

The team is named after "All Saints Day" and the "Saints" - both religious origins from the Catholic Church.
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I would think this is more likely the case.

Considering the Pope is a person and world leader, and the Saints Superbowl was the most watched, most KNOWN NFL Football event in history, I would imagine the Pope would want to see the ring.

The team is named after "All Saints Day" and the "Saints" - both religious origins from the Catholic Church.
True, any catholic clergy MUST be a fan of the Saints or Cardianls, or face possible excommunication.

Just as all Catholic clergy must be fans of the Padre's or Cardinals in Baseball.
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Originally Posted by RockyMountainSaint View Post
What he is a fan of is the millions of $ the Bensons give to Catholic Charities.
Or maybe I'm cynical......
Trust me. Any pope knows the value of diamonds, and
that ring's got alotta those. This pope wears Prada, so
I'm sure the ring was a hit.

Tom just makes me roll my eyes though. First he wants to
move the Saints to San Antone but the NFL stops him, now
he acts like our Superbowl win was all about him. *eyeroll*
STFU, Mr. Benson. You're part of why there's a lockout.
LET'S PLAY SOME BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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