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April 11, 2005


felix gerena

The smoke in the Vatican is just a way of telling to those outside that the Pope has been elected (if the smoke is white) or they must vote again (if it is grey). It´s a sign that helps to communicate that simple messagge.

In the case of other smoke rituals such as those of the indians, the smoke has a wider meaning, it´s directly related to the religious beliefs of the practitioners. I can´t remember now any catholic ritual directly bound to smoke, as there are others like ashes or water.


ACtually Felix, in the Roman Catholic rites, there is the incense burning which gives way to smoke.

Yes, vespars & benidications are important for buring of incense. Why ? its a tradition of faith.

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nice smoke it up!

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