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Friday, February 26, 2010

The pope's official barber, who cuts only the pope's hair, earns an annual salary equivalent to $250,000 (US).

See also:
- The Papacy: An Encyclopedia

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  • Seems rather excessive to me, but then again, possibly a portion of the income is derived from selling souvenir Pope hair clippings.


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 12, 2007 11:00 AM  

  • I find it rather interesting that the maintainers of this site know this much about the personal habits of the pope, yet are woefully unable to distinguish between the arms of the pope, and the arms of the Holy See. Quite a difference.

    By Anonymous Ratzinger's Rottweiler, at September 28, 2007 6:43 PM  

  • Oh damn! Factropolis got SERVED!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2007 9:53 AM  

  • Amazing, Mr. Anonymous is back again, or is he? er uh I mean she?


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 30, 2007 9:14 PM  

  • While $250,00 is still excessive, it should be noted (based on your own mentioned referance) that the "baber" is more like the Pope's personal assistant and does much more than simply cutting the Pope's hair.

    By Blogger DPS, at January 01, 2008 9:37 PM  

  • Yea, but he was sworn to eat the hair for fear the pope's genes would end up in the hands of the gammalons.

    By Blogger Xetheare, at November 17, 2008 2:21 PM  

  • i don't think it's fair. his ass-wiper only gets $145,000(US)per year and is always on call.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 26, 2010 11:30 AM  

  • Some people don't get 16 000 per year and work almost 16-18 hours per day. Commercial airline pilots work this (they don't get time for proper sleep), yet they earn approximately 16 times less when working so much than the barber. It is intolerable injustice.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 31, 2010 9:49 AM  

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