Why does the pope ride around in a bullet proof chariot and Vatican city is walled up if walls don't work?
That explains a lot about your intellect, Gilgamesh.
- EarleenLv 67 days ago
The popemoblle is bullet proof because years back a guy shot the Pope.
- Anonymous7 days ago
The Vatican isn't 1,500 miles long as the US - Mexican border is
- Anonymous7 days ago
In fact, Vatican City is wide open to anyone who wants to stroll down the Via della Conciliazione, located in Italy, and into St. Peter’s Square. The only thing that may slow you down are metal detectors.
In the square, you’ll be surrounded by two hemicycles of a four-row Bernini colonnade, open to the adjacent streets, designed to symbolically welcome you into the arms of Holy Mother Church.
Not quite the forbidding fortress some are portraying.
But Trump repeated the trope about the Vatican’s walls: “… he’s got an awfully big wall at the Vatican, I will tell you.”
He’s partly right: Large walls do surround most of the Vatican. They’re a medieval anachronism: Pope Leo IV built some of them in the 9th century to keep Church property safe from invading troops, while others are a bit newer, built in the 16th century as a sort of political statement about the power of the papacy.
“The walls are a fortification, there is no question, but they were a fortification built at a time when armed invasions by barbarians and other forces were happening,” Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, a Catholic studies professor at Georgetown, told The New York Times. “And that is not the same thing we are talking about with a wall between the US and Mexico.”
- Peter for PaulLv 47 days ago
Well, Pope John Paul was shot and the walls of the Vatican are quite ancient. Why does the president of the USA need a security detail when he goes to the toilet if your country is the safest place on Earth due to high gun ownership?
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- 7 days ago
never heard of either of those things before
your brain on the fritz again?
- W.T. DoorLv 77 days ago
Walls work. That is why the leftists are afraid of having a wall on the southern border.
- Brain JuiceLv 47 days ago
No one in their right mind would want to break into a place designed to oppress people. That is like trying to break into prison.
- LollyLv 77 days ago
Why do trolls ask dumb questions?Source(s): I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall, not veterans.