“Papal Blessing For Break-Dancers”

No, that is not a headline from The Onion, although had I not seen it for myself I would’ve thought so. CNN reports:

In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided over a performance of break-dancers who leaped, flipped and spun their bodies to beats from a tinny boom box. The 83-year-old pontiff seemed to approve, waving his hand after each dancer completed a move, then applauding for the entire group.

During Sunday’s show, one dancer – part of a Polish group that helps poor and marginalized youths – planted his head on the inlaid marble floor of the Vatican hall and spun to loud applause from his group and from Vatican officials.

This is just too surreal for me to wrap my brain around…

Pope admires breakdancers

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