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Professor who's your man this time around?
I could live with Card. Dolan. For one thing, like the former Card. Ratzinger, I don't think he wants the job.
I think the chances of there ever being an American Pope are very slim.
yes, for a variety of reasons.
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.

While from a quick glance, would be nice, wouldnt the odds be very, very against him, seeing as he's over 80?

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That is a great idea.

He will layeth the Smackdown on all dissenters.

On his travels he will shout "Finally the Pope has come back to (insert country)"

Also at the next council when he asks the other bishops what they think about any dogmas he wants to define, he can tell them "it doesn't matter what you think!!"

 :laugh:

So, will the next Pope be named Peter?    :-\

Or Simon.

Or "the Rock"  :D   

I bet if the Rock becomes the Pope alot will convert  ;)

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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.

While from a quick glance, would be nice, wouldnt the odds be very, very against him, seeing as he's over 80?
You are correct. Unfortunately, age is upon him.
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.

I think its time that a young bishop takes the chair of the Pope.

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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.

I think its time that a young bishop takes the chair of the Pope.
Perhaps. Too bad the good cardinal is not younger. He would be an excellent choice.
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That is a great idea.

He will layeth the Smackdown on all dissenters.

On his travels he will shout "Finally the Pope has come back to (insert country)"

Also at the next council when he asks the other bishops what they think about any dogmas he wants to define, he can tell them "it doesn't matter what you think!!"

 :laugh:

So, will the next Pope be named Peter?    :-\

Or Simon.

Or "the Rock"  :D   

I bet if the Rock becomes the Pope alot will convert  ;)
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.

Window dressing is radical change?

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So, will the next Pope be named Peter?    :-\

Or Simon.

Or "the Rock"  :D   

I bet if the Rock becomes the Pope alot will convert  ;)


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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
« Reply #145 on: February 11, 2013, 08:10:30 PM »
My hope is that, whomever is selected as the new Pope, he picks a good name like Michael, and not one that's hard to spell.

There already is a Pope Michael:

A ridiculous mamma's boy who found the best excuse not to leave home.  

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Bob Beckel on "The Five" suggested the Cardinal electors should look to South (and Central, probably) America for +Benedict's successor, because that's where 41% of Roman Catholic's reside.

I would like to see an Italian elected because the Pope is the Bishop of Rome.
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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
« Reply #147 on: February 11, 2013, 08:15:17 PM »
My hope is that, whomever is selected as the new Pope, he picks a good name like Michael, and not one that's hard to spell.

There already is a Pope Michael:

A ridiculous mamma's boy who found the best excuse not to leave home.  
quit stereotyping mamma's boys. they ain't all catholic. or popes.

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Bob Beckel on "The Five" suggested the Cardinal electors should look to South (and Central, probably) America for +Benedict's successor, because that's where 41% of Roman Catholic reside.

I would like to see an Italian elected because the Pope is the Bishop of Rome.

Well, the Pope can come from anywhere because he has universal ordinary jurisdiction.  So South America, Italy, Antarctica, all the same to the Pope.

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I'd like to see a pope come from an Arab land like Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, or such places. 

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time for a popess right

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I'd like to see a pope come from an Arab land like Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, or such places. 

I wonder how the Russian Orthodox Church would feel if His Beatitude Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Catholics become Pope.

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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
« Reply #155 on: February 11, 2013, 08:38:54 PM »
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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
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That is a great idea.

He will layeth the Smackdown on all dissenters.

On his travels he will shout "Finally the Pope has come back to (insert country)"

Also at the next council when he asks the other bishops what they think about any dogmas he wants to define, he can tell them "it doesn't matter what you think!!"

 :laugh:

So, will the next Pope be named Peter?    :-\

Or Simon.

Or "the Rock"  :D   

I bet if the Rock becomes the Pope alot will convert  ;)
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From the statement from the EP on the Pope's resignation:

"His writings will long speak of his deep theological understanding, through his knowledge of the Fathers of the undivided Church, his familiarity with contemporary reality, and his keen interest in the problems of humankind.

We Orthodox will always honor him as a friend of our Church and a faithful servant of the sacred proposition for the union of all. Moreover, we shall rejoice upon learning of his sound health and the productivity of his theological work." http://www.goarch.org/news/epbartholomew-benedict-02112013

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Professor who's your man this time around?
I could live with Card. Dolan. For one thing, like the former Card. Ratzinger, I don't think he wants the job.
I think the chances of there ever being an American Pope are very slim.
It would be like taking imperialism to the next level
How about, Pope Jeremiah Wright?
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Professor who's your man this time around?
I could live with Card. Dolan. For one thing, like the former Card. Ratzinger, I don't think he wants the job.
I think the chances of there ever being an American Pope are very slim.
It would be like taking imperialism to the next level
How about, Pope Jeremiah Wright?
Not gonna happen. No ex-U.S. Marine has ever become Pope.
If you will, you can become all flame.
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
Yea you would..

Maybe they'll find some way to elect Obama pope.


Yea man......radical. ::)
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.
In terms of black Africans, is there any particular reason you mention him above Cardinal Turkson?
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I wast to see a Black African be elected, just for something radically different to happen.
quite a few of us want Cardinal Arinze.
In terms of black Africans, is there any particular reason you mention him above Cardinal Turkson?
Just that he has a lot of experience, and as Isa pointed out, Cardinal Arinze scares all the right people.
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Maybe they'll find some way to elect Obama pope.
So basically another white pope then.

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Maybe they'll find some way to elect Obama pope.
So basically another white pope then.
lol
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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
« Reply #167 on: February 11, 2013, 09:05:16 PM »
To put it mildly, an Easter Catholic Pope would probably have a negative impact on Orthodox-Catholic relations.

Most Orthodox would much prefer a "Latin" Pope over an Eastern Catholic one.

So? A Byzantine Pope would be awesome. An Oriental one is fine too.
Pope JPII's mother was Byzantine Catholic.
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Too bad we can't have a Pope Zen anytime soon.
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Re: The Pope to resign?!?! / Pope Benedict XVI resigns
« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2013, 09:06:51 PM »
To put it mildly, an Easter Catholic Pope would probably have a negative impact on Orthodox-Catholic relations.

Most Orthodox would much prefer a "Latin" Pope over an Eastern Catholic one.

So? A Byzantine Pope would be awesome. An Oriental one is fine too.
Pope JPII's mother was Byzantine Catholic.

That is unconfirmed.  I asked my former bishop who is a bishop of the UGCC if this is true.  He said Pope John Paul II never confirmed nor denied this matter when he was asked about it.

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Too bad we can't have a Pope Zen anytime soon.

That still pales in comparison to the Philippines' Cardinal Sin.

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Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


Reasons He Might Not Get Elected: The Catholic Church in Africa can be very disconnected from the Church that the majority of the European Cardinals live in. In Africa the top issues aren't sexual politics and theological disputes, they are exorcism, animism, the growth of Islam, and condemnation of Western economic policy.

[/b]Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-man-who-will-be-the-next-pope-2012-4?op=1#ixzz2KdvN3HjF

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Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


Reasons He Might Not Get Elected: The Catholic Church in Africa can be very disconnected from the Church that the majority of the European Cardinals live in. In Africa the top issues aren't sexual politics and theological disputes, they are exorcism, animism, the growth of Islam, and condemnation of Western economic policy.

[/b]Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-man-who-will-be-the-next-pope-2012-4?op=1#ixzz2KdvN3HjF

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Maybe they'll find some way to elect Obama pope.
So basically another white pope then.

From Kenya.

WHERE'S YOUR BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE OBAMA?!

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Ah, doesn't matter, they'll treat him like a rock star in the Vatican like they did at Notre Dame. ::)

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My thoughts would be cardinal Marc Ouellet.
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Bob Beckel on "The Five" suggested the Cardinal electors should look to South (and Central, probably) America for +Benedict's successor, because that's where 41% of Roman Catholic reside.

I would like to see an Italian elected because the Pope is the Bishop of Rome.

Well, the Pope can come from anywhere because he has universal ordinary jurisdiction.  So South America, Italy, Antarctica, all the same to the Pope.

Go, Antarctica!

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Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


Reasons He Might Not Get Elected: The Catholic Church in Africa can be very disconnected from the Church that the majority of the European Cardinals live in. In Africa the top issues aren't sexual politics and theological disputes, they are exorcism, animism, the growth of Islam, and condemnation of Western economic policy.

[/b]Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-man-who-will-be-the-next-pope-2012-4?op=1#ixzz2KdvN3HjF

Do we want a pope or a witchdoctor?
See, the more I realize that this might finally get racist morons to reevaluate Christianity, the more excited the prospect makes me.
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Bob Beckel on "The Five" suggested the Cardinal electors should look to South (and Central, probably) America for +Benedict's successor, because that's where 41% of Roman Catholic reside.

I would like to see an Italian elected because the Pope is the Bishop of Rome.

Well, the Pope can come from anywhere because he has universal ordinary jurisdiction.  So South America, Italy, Antarctica, all the same to the Pope.

Go, Antarctica!



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Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson


Reasons He Might Not Get Elected: The Catholic Church in Africa can be very disconnected from the Church that the majority of the European Cardinals live in. In Africa the top issues aren't sexual politics and theological disputes, they are exorcism, animism, the growth of Islam, and condemnation of Western economic policy.

[/b]Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-man-who-will-be-the-next-pope-2012-4?op=1#ixzz2KdvN3HjF

Do we want a pope or a witchdoctor?
Please tell me that you are not serious.
I don't know, this one hit me pretty hard today, I liked Benedict much and he fought the good fight for Orthodoxy (Not EO people, so spare me) and brought much back for tradition including the TLM and probably tirelessly fought the modernists and liberals investing the Vatican like rats, that it probably took it's toll on him. Who knows what we're going to be subjected to in replacing him.


The Church has serious issues in these times and already I'm hearing this like it's some kind of a popularity contest like an American election with a bunch of brainless stooges controlling the levers moaning and wailing about "diversity" and "change".

I've had about enough of both, I don't think I can take any more.

These are dire times, popes just don't "resign" like this.
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My thoughts would be cardinal Marc Ouellet.
Not that those thoughts really matters for anything at all.

NO!!!!  We can't have a Quebecois as a Pope!!!!!!!