Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidsons; Vespa owners feel slighted

Pope Francis continues to be his own man. Today he bestowed a Papal blessing on motorcycles and motorcyclists. But not just any motorcycles, these were all Harley-Davidsons. The US bike manufacturer is celebrating its 110th anniversary and thousands of Harley owners from around the world arrived in Rome for a rally. Pope Francis blessed them in St. Peter’s Square prior to Mass; rumors of him wearing a leather alb and knee-high leather boots have been dispelled by the Vatican.

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Meanwhile most owners of the ubiquitous Italian Vespa scooter are insisting they’re not put-out by the Pope’s blessing of the large Harley bikes; however one who did show up at the blessing abandoned his scooter and was last seen running from the square muttering something about the good old days of Italian Popes!


Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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