March 16, 2020

The New Pope

By talking about other things. For years these rooms were a temple to lighthearted encounter. People expect a priest to talk about religion, but I knew revealed religion must be poetic. I’d speak to them about golf, Holderlin, Montale, the Assente football club, and the way women have of crossing their legs. Poetry. And they would discover what it means to be Catholic. It means being everything, for everything belongs to the grace of God.

From the excellent The New Pope“ series by Paolo Sorrentino.


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