The seagull vigil

If this were 2005, we’d have had a Pope by now. But as it is clearly 2013, we are still waiting. In little over an hour the results of the fifth ballot will become known, as either black or white smoke billows from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel. In the meantime, a specimen of Larus argentatus is the star of the show…

conclave seagull


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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

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