"I have the clothes and you have the beard for it. Together we could make a great Santa."
After all Saint Nicholas was born in Patara, Lycia now part of modern day Turkey.
The caption the AP provided I think is rather confused.
In this picture released by the Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate Pope Benedict XVI, left, is greeted by American Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios as he arrives at Istanbul’s St. George’s patriarchal church for a service, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. The pope is in Turkey on a four-day visit. (AP Photo/Nikos Manginas)
Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate Pope Benedict XVI? That’s a new one on me. I didn’t realize relations have progressed that far – if only it was true. Too bad it is only a case of missing punctuation.
Though it does remind me of my Rome Depot parody that included this item.
||Ecumenical Scuba Tanks
Follow the Pope’s advice and "breathe with both lungs" of the Church when you go scuba diving. One tank is filled with an oxygen/nitrogen mix of Roman air and the other an oxygen/nitrogen mix of Eastern air.