Some People Are Born With Mitres, Others Have Them Thrust Upon Them


Yes, that is Don King, he whose hair mimics the Pontiff's headgear, front row at the papal audience yesterday. King gave B16 a handwritten note asking for prayers (including for President Bush --ain't that nice?) and the gift of a title belt. So I guess Benedict is a heavyweight champion now.

King manages an Italian boxer whose brother is a priest, which is how this was arranged. This is nice too:
Before arriving in Rome, King toured Messi's hometown, Bergamo. During the visit to the northern Italian city, King began a fundraising campaign to restore the city's church of St. Mary Major, which includes frescoed paintings on the walls of a pre existing church buried underneath.