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Which name will the next Roman Catholic Pope select when he takes office?

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So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:36:10 PM »
I thought this may be fun.  :)

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.  ;) Here goes!  :angel:

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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.  8)

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »


I like "Nitro".

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 08:25:48 PM »
It's about time we get a Pope Lando II

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 09:57:30 PM »
Pope Arphaxad I
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 10:07:03 PM »
There is also an early saint called Turbo.  :laugh:
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 10:12:41 PM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 11:30:41 PM »
It would be amazing for another Theodore, haha

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 11:49:19 PM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 11:51:15 PM »
How is Peter not on this list?

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 12:28:59 AM »
I think it will be Peter, Pedro, ...
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 01:16:49 AM »
My money's on a Gregory.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 01:42:22 AM »
I think it will be Peter, Pedro, ...

Peter... the Roman? ;)

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 02:19:36 AM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013, 02:54:19 AM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2013, 02:58:52 AM »
Pope Bartholomew I


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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 03:18:23 AM »
How is Peter not on this list?

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2013, 03:53:34 AM »
How about Pope Honorius V?  ;)

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2013, 04:27:10 AM »
Pius! Just give media something to babbe about.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 05:17:07 AM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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 :( 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
Butch.

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 01:15:34 PM »
Butch.
We're naming Roman Catholic pontiffs.

Not pastors for the Unitarian Church. ;D
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2013, 07:19:54 PM »
Pope Cycle.....

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
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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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2013, 09:27:38 PM »
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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2013, 10:35:48 PM »
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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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2013, 01:50:32 AM »
Petrus Romanus, clearly.  ;)
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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 #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 ;)

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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm John Paul 3?

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« 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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Pope Cletus if he is from MURIKA! (tm) (c) (R)

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

? ???


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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2013, 09:46:11 AM »
I dunno... none of these names seem... modern enough they seem too middle agey for the modern hip catholic church
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« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2013, 11:56:16 AM »
I dunno... none of these names seem... modern enough they seem too middle agey for the modern hip catholic church


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« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2013, 12:00:31 PM »
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2013, 12:20:16 PM »
I dunno... none of these names seem... modern enough they seem too middle agey for the modern hip catholic church


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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2013, 12:26:04 PM »
Pambo.  After the saintly desert father.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2013, 12:30:36 PM »

Wow!  I have never encountered that name.

At first, I thought you were making a joke.

Can you imagine naming your little boy Pambo?

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Pambo was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. He lived in the Nitrian Desert where he founded many monasteries.[4] He was renowned for his wisdom, and was consulted by many, including Saint Athanasius, Saint Melania the Elder, and Saint Rufinus. He was also the spiritual father of many saints, including Saint Pishoy and Saint John the Dwarf.
A founder of the Nitrian Desert monastery in Egypt and a famed disciple of St. Anthony. Having served and studied under Anthony in his youth, Pambo later became a pioneer in establishing the eremitical life in the Nitrian Desert and was much respected for his wisdom. According to tradition, he was regularly visited by some of the most powerful and prominent figures of the time, including Sts. Athanasius, Melania the Elder, and Rufinus. St. Melania was with him when he died.

As a youngster Saint Pambo once asked Saint Anthony "My Father, teach me to live well." To which the great Saint Anthony answered "My son, to live well, one must have a great distrust of oneself, with every effort watch over one's heart and mind, and in all things seek God alone."
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2013, 01:14:39 PM »
Alexander IX - it's a great name.

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2013, 01:42:57 PM »

Wow!  I have never encountered that name.

At first, I thought you were making a joke.

Can you imagine naming your little boy Pambo?

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Pambo was a disciple of Saint Anthony the Great. He lived in the Nitrian Desert where he founded many monasteries.[4] He was renowned for his wisdom, and was consulted by many, including Saint Athanasius, Saint Melania the Elder, and Saint Rufinus. He was also the spiritual father of many saints, including Saint Pishoy and Saint John the Dwarf.
A founder of the Nitrian Desert monastery in Egypt and a famed disciple of St. Anthony. Having served and studied under Anthony in his youth, Pambo later became a pioneer in establishing the eremitical life in the Nitrian Desert and was much respected for his wisdom. According to tradition, he was regularly visited by some of the most powerful and prominent figures of the time, including Sts. Athanasius, Melania the Elder, and Rufinus. St. Melania was with him when he died.

As a youngster Saint Pambo once asked Saint Anthony "My Father, teach me to live well." To which the great Saint Anthony answered "My son, to live well, one must have a great distrust of oneself, with every effort watch over one's heart and mind, and in all things seek God alone."

When I heard that name all I can hear, in my mind, is circus/clown music...tee hee  No laughing matter is that he was a great saint of both the East and the West.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2013, 02:26:41 PM »

Exactly....amazing how names change with the times.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2013, 01:39:06 AM »
Pope Linus, Pope Haralambos, Pope Liz, Pope... who knows, only the nextguy.

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2013, 08:09:39 AM »
Alexander IX - it's a great name.
I can support this so the next guy will become Lex X.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #58 on: February 26, 2013, 04:41:58 PM »
Alexander IX - it's a great name.
I can support this so the next guy will become Lex X.

Too Lutheran.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2013, 05:13:53 PM »
Alexander IX - it's a great name.
I can support this so the next guy will become Lex X.

Too Lutheran.

Or is it too "Luthoran"?  ;)
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2013, 05:15:43 PM »
Pope Kiril (and he will also look like Anthony Quinn).

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2013, 05:41:21 PM »
Did Maximos not make the list?
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2013, 06:22:56 PM »
Did Maximos not make the list?

It did now, if you want. :)

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2013, 09:14:54 PM »
Pope Simon?  ;D

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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2013, 10:32:00 PM »
How is Peter not on this list?

That was actually one of the reasons, a thousandish years ago, that the name-changing custom got started.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2013, 02:13:51 AM »
The chief reason was that Pope John I was named Mercury, and didn't want to have the name of a pagan god attached to the Papal line.  This has never bothered hierarchs in the East; a recent Patriarch of Ethiopia was Abuna Merkorios.
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Re: So, what will be the next RCC Pope's name?
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2013, 02:49:57 AM »
The chief reason was that Pope John I was named Mercury, and didn't want to have the name of a pagan god attached to the Papal line.  This has never bothered hierarchs in the East; a recent Patriarch of Ethiopia was Abuna Merkorios.

Curiously there are some out there who would claim that this came from St. Peter himself when Jesus changed his name from Simon to Peter when he was made the first Pope of the Church.