VATICAN CITY - 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. He watched the performance Sunday from a raised throne.
"For this creative hard work I bless you from my heart," he said.
There is alegedly video of this at CNN, but you have to give them a credit card number to see it! WTF? What's the "cypherpunks/cypherpunks" CC number?
Update, Feb 5: alekb found RealVideo of this on some TV station site. It's small and grainy. It kind of reminds me of NASA moon-landing footage.
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