Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Benedict and... Bernard?

In this picture made available Wednesday, July 19, 2006, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI caresses St. Bernard dogs in Martigny, Switzerland, Tuesday, July 18, 2006. Pope Benedict XVI made an unannounced visit to Switzerland, strolling across the Italian-Swiss border during his Italian Alpine holiday to visit a monastery and a kennel of St. Bernard dogs. Benedict arrived in the mountains a week earlier and his holiday ends July 28. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Arturo Mari)


  1. Thanks for the picture! I've linked it to my blog.

  2. How wonderful to see he loves animals.

  3. Oh my ... the Holy Father has really "gone to the dogs"! Woof! What will his cat say? Mrow!