Source: NY Post
Holy (Cuban) smoke!
Timothy Cardinal Dolan is a cigar aficionado who has his eye on a large clandestine supply of Havana cheroots.
His Eminence, a guest at a breakfast last week hosted by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, laid out how Pope Francis accepted his invitation to New York, John Aidan Byrne reports.
The Big Apple is a significant side visit tied to the Holy Father’s attendance at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, and part of his six-day whirlwind US tour starting in DC on Sept. 22.
He’ll be touching down in DC after his stop in Cuba. “Which is good,” quipped Cardinal Dolan, “because I’ve asked him to bring me cigars. … They won’t search his bags.”
Francis accepted the Philly invitation when he was elevated to pope 2¹/₂ years ago. And he might now owe Dolan, touted as a papal contender.
His Eminence, recalling the Holy Father’s election in Rome, reminded the suits: “I remember that at the Conclave when I turned it down and he got it, he accepted the invitation.”