The Cover up Cardinals
This infographic was designed for GetBulb in the build-up to the white smoke, using the Guardian Datablog as a starting point. Find the original post here. We were pleased to see Pope Francis wasn't on our naughty list!
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - The Cover up Cardinals
FOR VATICAN LEAKS
OUTLOOK ODDS0% 100%#=AGE
THE COVER-UP CARDINALS
WEIRD POPEY SHIT
Data, where available, from The Guardian Datablog Pontifficator 2013; SNAP’S ‘dirty Dozen’, The Telegraph, March 2013; Paddy Power Pope Betting; oddschecker.com
Source: bibliotecapleyades.net, UKTV
There used to use what can only be called a 'ball-fondling chair'
with a special hole in it to verify that the pope is actually male.
It's in the Vatican museum but they don't like to say what it's for.
Pope Urban had the shortest ever reign.
I imagine him dressed like Run DMC.
Hundreds of years ago they
put a pope's cadaver on trial
for being a bad pope. They
actually exhumed the pope!
Century Pope Clement VII was so fond of
mushrooms that he made it illegal for anyone else
to eat those growing in the Papal States, so that
there would never be a shortage for his own table.
He died in 1534 from eating a poisonous
In 2005 they raised the floor of the Sistine chapel to
install 'internet jamming equipment' (what a
technical term) so that crazy tech savvy cardinals
couldn't leak any info via text or Twitter.
Supposedly there was a female pope called
Joan. Everyone thought she was John until
she gave birth in the middle of a procession.
(Guess that's why the chair was invented.)