December 20, 2014

Little known Vatican fact

I came across this today:
In the case of a papal death, the camerlengo is the person who officially confirms it, traditionally by tapping the pontiff's head three times with a silver hammer and calling out his name.
I assume they use silver to rule out interference by werewolves.

1 comment:

cm said...

I'll bite. So what you're saying is the camerlego's silver hammer made sure he was dead? ;)