Orders from Italian Government:
1.The Italian government has ordered all sporting events to take place ‘without spectators’
2. Italians should try to remain 1 meter apart from each other.
(Carrying a tape measure is optional)
Advice from a few illustrious saints and a few notorious sinners.
— “Stay calm and don’t lose your head.” – St. John the Baptist
— “This is not the Apocalypse.” – St. John the Evangelist
— “Wash your hands often.” – Pontius Pilate
— “Avoid greeting people with a hug and kiss.” – Judas
— “Don’t touch your eyes, nose, mouth or any open wounds.” – St. Thomas the Apostle
— “Pets and other animals cannot spread this disease!” – St. Francis of Assisi
— “Try to avoid going to China.” – Matteo Ricci — first Jesuit missionary to enter China
Above all, if someone tries to forcefully shake your hand, use the Pope Francis maneuver: A good hard slap!
[Photo here of Pope Francis slapping a woman]
Then apologize profusely and humbly the next day to all the world from your balcony, followed by the Vatican’s chief spokesman explaining that:
“It was a simple question of hygiene”.
[photo of Francis apologizing ]