Pope John Paul whipped himself

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    Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself to feel closer to God' -Times Online

    From Times Online

    January 27, 2010


    Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself to feel closer to God'






    "Why a Saint? by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Vatican "postulator" in charge of the canonisation process, says the Polish-born Pope performed self flagellation as a bishop in Krakow and continued to do so in the Vatican after being elected Pope in 1978.
    "In his wardrobe, among his vestments, there hung on a clothes hanger a special belt for trousers which he used as a whip," Monsignor Oder says. He said self flagellation was "an instrument of Christian perfection" emulating the sufferings of Jesus Christ.

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    The fact that John Paul whipped himself in "bodily penance" was first revealed last November by Sister Tobiana Sobodka, a Polish nun who worked for Pope John Paul in his Vatican apartment and at the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo in the hills south of Rome.
    In Santo Subito (A Saint Now) by Andrea Tornielli, the Pope's biographer and Vatican correspondent of Il Giornale, Sister Sobodka, who belongs to the Order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus said “We would hear it – we were in the next room at Castel Gandolfo. You could hear the sound of the blows when he would flagellate himself. He did it when he was still capable of moving on his own." "


    :omg:

    Is this creepy or what?
     
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    Maybe he should have performed some self-asphyxiation...that would have brought him pretty close to god.

    Ask Michael Hutchence and David Carradine...oh wait. You can't.
     
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    You never know. Perhaps he did. Maybe his Parkinson's disease was really sex games related brain damage?
     
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    Albert Fish whipped himself with a nail stuffed plant.

    Are you comparing the Pope to Albert Fish?
     
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    Just a little creepy!
     
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    I'm not even going to touch this subject with a stick. :eek:
     
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    Who is Albert Fish and how do you stuff a plant with nails?
     
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    You like to be whipped Rog?
     
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    Sorry. Nail studded plank. I'm on my death bed. No picking on typos.

    And he's a (quite) famous serial killer.
     
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    Alas, no. Not into that. Though it looks like I'll be going to hell for not being. :lol:
     

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