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By Salvatore Scamardo | Agent in New York, NY
  • New York Already Has a Pope

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Greenwich Village  |  March 13, 2013 3:32 PM  |  902 views  |  1 comment

    Today, the Cardinals at the Vatican selected a new Pope. Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76) (pronounced Ber-GOAL-io) and he is to be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and the first non-European leader of the church in more than 1,000 years. For a time and with much love the from the Italian press, there was a lot of buzz about New York's Cardinal Dolan as the favorite to become the first non-European Pope in more than a 1,000 years. Wow! A Pope from New York City. But, people are forgetting, New Yorker's have had a Pope (well, of sorts)
    since 1984. OK, yeah, no puff of white smoke (well, not out of a chiminy over the Vatican anyway), no bells ringing in St. Peter's Square but rather sirens from a squad car, but we got a Pope nonetheless.  OK, OK, he's the Pope from a neighborhood in New York City - but one of the most desirable neighborhoods to own an apartment or townhouse in all the world mind you. Take a look at this great trailer from a very memorable neighborhood film shot in one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City, "The Pope of Greenwich Village" - and be sure to check out Carbone on Thompson Street where they make big old fashioned Italian meatballs Paulie would surely eat a couple of plates of.  BTW, do you think Pope Francis is a Sinatra fan?
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