Saturday, September 21

Okay, this is weird and fascinating:

At the Pope's request, Gerard Depardieu to recite passages from St. Augstine at locations around the world.

The readings of Augustine's texts -- his classic "Confessions" narrates his undisciplined youth and conversion -- will begin Nov. 23 in Tagaste of Numidia, today's Algeria, where the saint was born on Nov. 13, 354. Depardieu will also go to Hippo, ancient capital of Numidia, where Augustine was bishop and where he is buried. "I will read in the squares and in sacred places, in churches and synagogues, carrying with me only four candles," the actor said.

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