Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Siegfried and Roy: Audience with Pope John Paul II
Photo courtesy of: Arturo Mari
"His Holiness Pope John Paul II Greets Stars: World famous illusionists Siegfried and Roy greeted by His Holiness John Paul II in St. Peter's Square prior to a private tour of the Vatican in Rome."
In 1986 Siegfried and Roy's manager arranged a trip to the Vatican for an audience with Pope John Paul II. It was also a present to Siegfried's sister Margot, a Sister of the Franciscan Order. Roy asked the Pope to bless his amethyst-cross. In late 2003 the cross appears when Siegfried brings it to Roy in the hospital after his accident. Roy grasps the cross in his hand and believes that it will assist in his recovery.
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