St Hilarius
Goodbye, dear friend. Take care out there.
   The road is wild and bandits roam.
The path is long, so please beware,
   Along the streets that lead to Rome.

Please take some time to rest awhile
   And eat good bread and sweet red wine.
Protect yourself from foes hostile
   With sharpened sword and faith divine.

And once at home within your church
   Please kneel again at altar mat
In prayer to God and steadfast search
   For truth and honest habitat.

Pope Hilarius, Sardinian Pope, died today in 468.

Ruth Pitter, English pope, died today in 1992.

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