Pope Francis on Copacabana Beach: Throngs and thongs


Mention of Copacabana Beach in Brazil usually brings to mind large crowds of sunbathers in very small bathing suits massed along the beautiful shoreline. However that image has been usurped, at least temporarily, by another also involving a large group of people. The beach is currently home to thousands of pilgrims attending World Youth Day 2013.

… because he misheard when told pilgrims in throngs would attend and thought it was pilgrims in thongs!

Pope Francis has been front and centre in Brazil as he continues to be a man of the people, even if that drives his security people crazy! One local rumour has been quashed that, according to sources, had Francis originally agreeing to the beach venue because he misheard when told pilgrims in throngs would attend and thought it was pilgrims in thongs!

I’ve got this feeling Francis would have enjoyed dropping by the beach before the pilgrims arrived to work on his tan a bit!

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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