Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Picture of the Day 10/16


The fiery figure seen above emerged from a bonfire at a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the passing of beloved Pope John Paul II. The director of the television station Vatican News Service, Fr. Jarek Cielecki, a Polish priest and close friend of the deceased Pontiff, is convinced the image is Pope John Paul II visiting supporters from beyond.

"You can see the image of a person in the flames and I think it is the servant of God, Pope John Paul II," he said.

The bonfire took place back on April 2 in Beskid Zywiecki, close to John Paul's birthplace at Katowice in southern Poland.

Gregorz Lukasik snapped the photo and realized he "had something" some time later. He began showing the picture to friends and family and finally to his local bishop, who told him that "John Paul II made many journeys in life and is still making them in death."

***UPDATE***
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2 comments:

Douglas E. Flynn said...

um, Is he in hell or something, why is he coming back in flames......

Chris Meehan said...

better yet: why is abe lincoln coming back as a mcdonalds french fry?