Tango Argentino > Pope Francis I

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by AndaBien, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. AndaBien

    AndaBien Well-Known Member

    So, can the new Pope dance the tango?
    Would he be milonguero?
    Possibly Nuevo?
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  2. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Will he get the British and Argentines to get alnong over the Malvenas / Falklands.
    Maybe he could draw a line through the islands and...

    We're all Italians here, one woman in BA told me. Already heard a clip of the pope speaking and sounds like he has his Italian down.
  3. Temza

    Temza Member

    "Fast facts on Jorge Mario Bergoglio:
    Born in 1936
    Ordained as a priest in 1969
    Initially trained as a chemist
    Taught psychology, philosophy and theology
    Became Buenos Aires archbishop in 1998
    Became cardinal in 2001
    ***Known to love the tango***
    Often rode the bus to work"
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Can't visualize the new Pope dancing tango. Glad he does, though.
  5. AndaBien

    AndaBien Well-Known Member

    Everyone should wear their red shoes in honor of the new Tango Pope.
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I'm on it! :)
  7. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    According to this article, scroll down...


    When he young and dancing, i wonder if he ever envisioned himself as being the pope?
  8. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Can't visualize the Pope paying his own bill where he had been staying, either; but that's what he did. It's that humility/vow of poverty thing. I like it.
  9. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I think he was an excellent choice, plus an excellent PR move for the church.
  10. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    i wonder if the pope feels the music or memorized steps:eek:
  11. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    As long as he doesn't do ganchos and boleos on a crowded dance floor.
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  12. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Might there come a new move named for him?
  13. AndaBien

    AndaBien Well-Known Member

    The Crucifix
    The Genuflect
  14. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    By the way, it's just Pope Francis, not Francis I. He won't be called Francis I until there's a Francis II.
  15. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    Maybe at the next big international fest, if such are ever held he'll give it a blessing. ;)
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  16. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he might get his Red Shoes from a shoe shop too, and not have them hand made, paid for by the alms of the poor.
  17. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Have been wondering how long it would take...


    “He takes his vows of poverty very seriously. He refused to live in the bishop’s palace in Buenos Aires and instead moved into a small apartment where he cooks his own meals. He got rid of the chauffeur-driven limousine and took the bus to work,” says the Rev. Thomas Reese, a Vatican expert at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University in Washington.

    When he was made a cardinal by John Paul II in 2001, his congregation collected money so they could accompany him on his trip to Rome. But he asked them all to stay at home in Argentina, to give the collection to the poor, and to let him travel to the Vatican on his own, noted Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s leading newspapers, this morning.
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  18. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    Not in that get-up anyway!
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  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Getting a visual. lol
  20. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    The Pope only knows ONE figure: The Cross.

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