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by John Coyle
The Los Angeles Times has reported that "Pope Benedict XVI will bless its bikes at the Vatican next June as part of the Milwaukee manufacturer's 110th anniversary." Want to know more? So would I! But there aren't many details available just yet.
One one hand, this makes perfect sense, because nothing encompasses the spirit of Harley-Davidson motorcycles like the confirmed approval by the authorities on high. Especially when that authority is a celibate, elaborately costumed octogenarian who's the spiritual leader of one of the world's largest religions (and smallest country). Or maybe it doesn't make perfect sense.
But Pope John Paul II famously blessed the Ferrari factory, and actually ditched his Popemobile for a Mondial on a tour of Fiorano
. John Paul II was also the recipient of the last production Enzo--which was sold for charity--so it's not like this is the first time His Holiness has every blessed a vehicle. And since the 110th anniversary celebrations include events all over the world, the Hog's audience with the Pope doesn't seem as out there as it initially might, and in heavily Catholic Italy, should be a nice score for the MoCo.
Any ideas on how the Pope should do the blessing? Head over to the Forum and sound off! >
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