The Pope's Two Coffins
Much was made in the overblown commentary that accompanied the Pope's funeral on Friday about the humility of the man, as demonstrated by the fact that he had chosen to be buried in a plain cypress box, rather than in something more majestic.
However, as these pictures demonstrate, that was just for show. His actual vessel into the after-life is a far more ostentatious, polished, zinc-lined, walnut (or oak) coffin. [ source: AP via CBS news]
As ever, the spin accompanying the "elevated ones" knows no bounds.
Thanks to Chris for spotting this!