Sunday, June 10, 2007

Moses Walking Stick: from the President to the Holy Father

President Bush met with the Pontiff today and, following tradition, the two exchanged gifts.

President Bush gave the pope a Moses walking stick engraved with the Ten Commandments — one of Wilkerson's creations — during a visit Saturday to the Vatican. The president described the stick as "a piece of art by a former homeless man from Texas ... Dallas."

"The Ten Commandments?" asked the pope.

"The Ten Commandments, yes, sir," the president responded.

Nice story.