Regular readers know that I’m no fan of Pope Benedict XVI. Still, his ability to be colossally out of touch created many deliciously cringe-inducing awkward moments. I wanted to share with all of you my favorite such moment, from a papal audience in 2010 in which shirtless male acrobats performed for His Holiness.
Remember this? If so, enjoy a refresher. If not, you’re in for a treat:
If that isn’t a psychology dissertation waiting to happen, I don’t know what is.
I’ll end by sharing a photo I snapped of Pope Benedict on November 25, 2009, when Michael and I attended a papal audience in Vatican City at the Paul VI Audience Hall. No, there were no shirtless acrobats present that day. Yes, we were both very sad about that.