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For #NationalCatDay a Pope Emeritus and 2 Kittens

Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger - Benedetto XVI

Elizabeth Scalia - published on 10/29/17

Because it’s just too cute not to share.

“Every time he met a cat, he would talk to it, sometimes for a long time…The cat would follow him. Once about 10 cats followed him into the Vatican and one of the Swiss Guards intervened, saying ‘Look, your eminence, the cats are invading the Holy See’.” – Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

And here is our family’s cutie, too.

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