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We have a new pope.


13 Mar 2013 10:31PM
I pope it all goes well.

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cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
14 Mar 2013 9:30AM
76...hope they've picked a substitute to come off the bench Wink
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
14 Mar 2013 10:15AM
Wonder if this photographer got any good photos
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
14 Mar 2013 10:21AM

Quote:Wonder if this photographer got any good photos

Do not know, but the shots on the television news were quite good.
I wonder what focal length lens the the tv cameras have ?
oldblokeh 3 845 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 10:27AM
I surprised it turned out without a major disaster occurring. With all those cardinals packed together they could have reached a critical mass. Tongue
14 Mar 2013 10:33AM

Quote:I surprised it turned out without a major disaster occurring. With all those cardinals packed together they could have reached a critical mass. Tongue


Badum-tish!
thewilliam 6 4.7k
14 Mar 2013 12:19PM
Joking aside, the new Pope has never been one to relish the trappings of power and his choice of papal name is significant. St Francis cared for the poor and I imagine that the new Pope might do the same.

We need to remember that King Henry VIII shut down the monastries after a visit to Glastonbury when he noticed that the Abbott was living better than he did. The Vatican is a palace, where wealth and opulence are flaunted as much as ever.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
14 Mar 2013 12:24PM

Quote:76...hope they've picked a substitute to come off the bench


They don't want any more longlasting Popes, like John Paul II (over 26 years).

So they choose another elderly chap with sexual hangups. Pope Francis on same-sex marriage: "the devil's work and a real and dire anthropological throwback... a destructive pretension against the plan of God." Oh, purrleeease! Grin

Oh well, at least there won't be any arguments with Pope Emeritus Benedict. Wink
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
14 Mar 2013 12:33PM

Quote:They don't want any more longlasting Popes, like John Paul II (over 26 years).


You never know. Perhaps Joseph Ratzinger has started a trend? If it continues, and retiring becomes the norm, they'll need to sort out a Papal Pension Plan pronto... Wink
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 12:38PM
Oh CB, you missed the full quote there. The actual quote should be:

Pope Francis on same-sex marriage: "the devil's work and a real and dire anthropological throwback... a destructive pretension against the plan of God. But if you want a quick fiddle with someone under 16, there's nothing wrong with that " Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
14 Mar 2013 12:55PM

Quote:you missed the full quote there


Sorry, you're quite right! Grin


Quote:they'll need to sort out a Papal Pension Plan pronto


I'm sure that epitome of ethical behaviour, the Vatican Bank, has already done that! Wink
thewilliam 6 4.7k
14 Mar 2013 1:59PM
I imagine the new Pontiff will be careful not to try to clean up the corruption. One recent Pope tried that and reigned for 33 days!
Phoenix 13 1.9k
14 Mar 2013 6:39PM

Quote:Pope Francis on same-sex marriage: "the devil's work and a real and dire anthropological throwback... a destructive pretension against the plan of God."


In other words, Frankie says "Relax , Don 't Do It !!"
Phoenix 13 1.9k
14 Mar 2013 6:41PM

Quote:they'll need to sort out a Papal Pension Plan pronto... Wink


Presumably they'll pay it using Paypal ?
Phoenix 13 1.9k
14 Mar 2013 6:47PM

Quote:I wouldn't bet against de Kirchner lobbying for Papal support against the "colonial invaders".


Maybe we could give the Falklands back right after they give Argentina back to Spain ? Wink

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