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Question: Which name will the next Roman Catholic Pope select when he takes office?
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« on: February 22, 2013, 06:36:10 PM »

I thought this may be fun.  Smiley

Although in the RCC, Popes may theoretically be chosen from any given country, and they have the given name from their parents, they take a different name as a consequence of office. It's usually that of a well-known saint, such as an Apostle. Pick one of the above, if you think that's the one they'll use - or tell us if you think they'll come out of left field with something like Ethelburg.  Wink Here goes!  angel
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 06:39:38 PM »

As long as it's not Theodore or any variation thereof...

I'd like to see another Xystus. The X makes it look cool.  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »



I like "Nitro".
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 08:25:48 PM »

It's about time we get a Pope Lando II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Lando

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 09:57:30 PM »

Pope Arphaxad I
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 10:07:03 PM »

There is also an early saint called Turbo.  laugh
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 10:09:50 PM »

Its time the Celtic saints were remembered more. I say Pope Gwynllyw.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 10:12:41 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 11:30:41 PM »

It would be amazing for another Theodore, haha
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 11:49:19 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 11:51:15 PM »

How is Peter not on this list?
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 12:28:59 AM »

I think it will be Peter, Pedro, ...
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 01:16:49 AM »

My money's on a Gregory.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 01:42:22 AM »

I think it will be Peter, Pedro, ...

Peter... the Roman? Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 02:19:36 AM »

Pope Homer Simpson Smiley 


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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013, 02:54:19 AM »

John Paul III
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013, 02:58:52 AM »

Pope Bartholomew I


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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 03:18:23 AM »

How is Peter not on this list?

No one wants to be Pope Peter II. There are apocalyptic prophecies associated with his reign.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 03:53:34 AM »

How about Pope Honorius V?  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 04:27:10 AM »

Pius! Just give media something to babbe about.
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 04:40:10 AM »

Pius! Just give media something to babbe about.

They'll probably trot out an old slander and say he's a Nazi.
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 05:17:07 AM »

Pope Photius I
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2013, 05:38:30 AM »

Interestingly, most Popes have had Latin or Greek names. Few picked Hebrew or Biblical ones - other than Paul and John. No Pope Peter, Andrew, Bartholomew, Philip, Luke or Matthew, no James or Judah. Also, they always get to choose their own name (unlike St. Peter the Apostle).

How about a Pope Augustine or a Cyrill? (These would suit an African Pope best.)
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2013, 06:25:51 AM »

Perhaps Pope Pius XIII?
It has been suggested by some out there..
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2013, 10:06:19 AM »

As long as it's not Theodore or any variation thereof...
It would be amazing for another Theodore, haha
I'm definitely for Theodore. However, he would be Theodore III Sad And this name was used only by Orthodox Roman popes...


Or Carl Benedict (Carl after the secular name of John Paul II) you see, John Paul Benedict is too long, and Carl Benedict sounds very nice (I think it's a good name for a politician).

Interestingly, most Popes have had Latin or Greek names. Few picked Hebrew or Biblical ones - other than Paul and John. No Pope Peter, Andrew, Bartholomew, Philip, Luke or Matthew, no James or Judah. Also, they always get to choose their own name (unlike St. Peter the Apostle).
Indeed, it's interesting. I only understand the case of "Peter". Maybe some people would think he's an usurper? Or too much requiring? I can't put my thoughts in proper words.

How about a Pope Augustine or a Cyrill? (These would suit an African Pope best.)

Cyrill probably not because of Russian patriarch - I know a lot of people who associate this name with Russian and something bad  laugh But Augustine is very good idea, I think
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 01:13:47 PM »

Pius! Just give media something to babbe about.

They'll probably trot out an old slander and say he's a Nazi.
They already tried that with the present day  (for now) pontiff.

Personally, I think it's time for another Urban.
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 01:15:34 PM »

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We're naming Roman Catholic pontiffs.

Not pastors for the Unitarian Church. Grin
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 01:18:00 PM »

Personally, I think it's time for another Urban.

Urban would be a bad name for a travelling Pope.
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 01:26:55 PM »

Personally, I think it's time for another Urban.

Urban would be a bad name for a travelling Pope.

Pope Peregrinus? Rusticus maybe?
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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2013, 01:30:59 PM »

Personally, I think it's time for another Urban.

Urban would be a bad name for a travelling Pope.

Pope Peregrinus? Rusticus maybe?

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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2013, 07:19:54 PM »

Pope Cycle.....
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2013, 07:53:56 PM »

Pope Cycle.....

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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2013, 07:58:27 PM »

A black Pope named Urban.  I bet the inner-city missions will grow like wildfire.
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A black Pope named Urban.  I bet the inner-city missions will grow like wildfire.
Black Pope........you mean like this guy?

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« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2013, 09:38:05 PM »

If you really want to scare some sedevacantists, have someone with the given name of Peter, take the name Sixtus VI (who would incidentally be the sixth pope after Pius XII).
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A black Pope named Urban.  I bet the inner-city missions will grow like wildfire.
Black Pope........you mean like this guy?


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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2013, 01:50:32 AM »

Petrus Romanus, clearly.  Wink
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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2013, 02:15:02 AM »

I don't think we should take St. Malachy's "Petrus Romanus" any more literally than we take any of the other epithets he used to discribe other Popes.  Perhaps this epithet refers to a Pope who willl restore the papacy to somewhat the dimensions it had when the Pentarchy first emerged.
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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2013, 02:26:50 AM »

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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2013, 11:12:04 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2013, 02:23:32 PM »

I was gonna suggest Neofit the First but the Bulgarian Patriarch beat him to it this am Wink
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2013, 08:31:43 PM »

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm John Paul 3?
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« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2013, 09:08:44 PM »

If an African bishop is picked, perhaps he will be Augustine the First as the ancient see of Hippo is located on the African continent in modern Algeria.
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« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2013, 09:18:06 PM »

Pope Cletus if he is from MURIKA! (tm) (c) (R)
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