American funnyman Tim Allen found the ceremonies and rituals surrounding
late POPE JOHN PAUL II's death so spooky, he felt like he was watching events
beaming in from a parallel universe.
The HOME IMPROVEMENT star, who served a jail term for possessing cocaine
in the late 1970s, felt the Vatican officials' costumes and accessories drew
comparison to ancient empires governed by dictatorial leaders - something which
He writes on his website, "I kept wondering as I watched the Pope's
transition: 'What's with the hats?' It's like the Roman Empire merged with the
church somewhere. It resembles a kingdom.
"Palaces, crowns, rings, capes and staffs. All that stuff. I don't know
how I feel about all of it."