In honour of Pope Benedict stepping down, I thought I’d share one of my many pope postcards. Pope postcards, regardless of which country they originate from, have a tendency to be divinely tacky.
And this one below, of a Pope John Paul visit to Croatia, is a fine example of divine pope cards:
This image of Pope John Paul towering awesomely above a Croatian city does seem like he is putting the God into Godzilla.
The card says nothing of the city that the pope is looming over. The postcard was mailed in Dubrovnik, but it seems to me to be Rijeka. Which makes sense considering the message:
“He’s everywhere!! Seems superimposed pope is leaving the Vatican to fly over Croatia next week – hope he doesn’t hit any flying houses on the way.”
The flying house is a reference to The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat in Rijeka. Legend has it that the holy house of Mary fly from Nazareth and stopped in Rijeka on its way to Loreto, Italy where it remains today.
With a new pope coming, I’m looking forward to more such glorious papal postcards to come…