Caroline Kennedy, scion of America’s most famed Catholic family and JFK’s daughter, spoke at an event in California on Ash Wednesday earlier this month, and the smudge on her forehead caused some chatter about her Catholic faith and whom she thinks might make a good pope.
From LA Observed:
Speaking in Pasadena, on the evening of Ash Wednesday, she wore a faint smudge on her forehead. “These are the most indelible ashes I’ve ever gotten,” she said with a smile. “This is my first time to get ashes in California and I can’t believe you just drive by, hop out, get the ashes and get back in the car.”
When asked about her Catholic faith, she said, “It has given me strength and support, but certainly there are things that are difficult, upsetting and sad about the church today.”
On a lighter note, she said she had spent the afternoon with her cousin Maria Shriver. “We think either of us would make a good Pope.”