Humor: Pope Benedict XIV and Snuff

Benedict XIV was a snuff-taker… 

He is said to have once offered his snuffbox to the head of some religious order, whodeclined to take a pinch of snuff, saying, “Your Holiness, I do not have that vice,” to which the pope replied, “It is not a vice. If it were a vice you would have it.”

See also our other article on Saint Pius X, Smoking and Pope St. Pius X.

(Source: http://www.catholicworldreport.com)

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