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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Tom Benson and his wife somehow secured a few minutes with the Pope Benedict XVI recently at his weekly general audience in Rome. As custom dictates, Benson kissed the Pope’s famous Fisherman Ring. And then Benson offered up a ring ...

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Tom Benson and his wife somehow secured a few minutes with the Pope Benedict XVI recently at his weekly general audience in Rome.

As custom dictates, Benson kissed the Pope’s famous Fisherman Ring. And then Benson offered up a ring of his own.

“I said to him I’d like to show you my ring,” Benson told Bruce Nolan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, with his wife by his side during the interview. ”I told him what it was, you know? It’s a Super Bowl ring. And he understood that, right, darling?”

The picture is on Nola.com and is pretty priceless.

“There’s this cardinal laughing too. He couldn’t believe I would do that,” Benson said.

We also can’t believe Benson is really going to send Benedict a Saints jersey with “Holy Father” and the number one on the back.

Maybe Benson wants Benedict to solve the team’s short-yardage woes.

Tom Benson shows the pope his ring | ProFootballTalk



This is something I would expect from Jerry Jones, not Tom Benson
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This is something I would expect from Jerry Jones, not Tom Benson

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Is there a picture of the ring being kissed?
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Is there a picture of the ring being kissed?
Now that would make a nice billboard, and probably cause mass histeria from the Catholic community..."but we're the Saints!"
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Maybe His Holiness is a Saints fan!!
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Benson is proud of team he would show it to Jesus.
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He does realize we have the most blasphemous name of any team.
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I wonder if the Pope kissed the ring?
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