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May 23, 2018

Rod and Penny at the ‘Head of State’ experience

The couple get up close to Pope

posted by Mike Walton

Last October Rod splashed out £15,000 for a ‘Head of State’ experience with the Pope, which included a general audience with His Holiness in the Vatican. Rod offered the winning bid for the prize at Gloria Hunniford’s annual Pinktober Ball, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London and ‘presented by’ Hard Rock Heals.

Rod’s winning lot allowed him a rare chance to watch a Papal Mass as a personal guest of the Pope himself today [Wednesday] at the Vatican, He was situated in a VIP area to she side of the raised pulpit and got the chance to get up close to Pope Francis, who blessed a set of rosary beads for each member in this exclusive area.

Penny posted this shot on Instagram saying " The heavens open and so did the umbrellas and our hearts. The Pope asked us to pray for him"

The rich colours worn by the surrounding priests and Swiss guards at the Vatican were no match for Rod's psychedelic suit though, with shades of purple, navy, and green. He paired that with an equally eye-catching floral shirt that only he could get away with the outfit was finished off with a pair of Gucci jacquard, fur-lined slippers and the trademark Ray -Ban shades,

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