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Vatican will have two Popes

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Benedict XVI will continue to wear a white cassock and will be known as Pope Emeritus after he resigns the papacy on Thursday, the Vatican said.

The honorific title added further confusion to Benedict’s exact status after his historic resignation, muddying the lines between his papacy and that of his successor.

http://www.telegraph...-two-Popes.html

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Oh no, not rival Popes again. They had enough trouble last time they tried that, didn't they. Will they be doing up the old palace at Avignon?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

That all seems straightforward.  Any "confusion" seems imaginary.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

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Any "confusion" seems imaginary.

Manufactured. Gotta sell those newspapers.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I guess I can understand a little confusion, this hasn't happened in a few hundred years. But it sounds like they are sorting it out.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

So, if the anti-Christ, er, Pope, is infalible, then what happens if the new Pope says something is X and the old Pope says it is Y? Do their heads explode? do our heads explode? or does everbody say "Oh, well we all knew it was 2,000 years of lies and nonsense so lets throw it and get back to reality".
I also read that the old Pope will still wear white cassock, is this that if he wore the normal black, then it could be seen dark against light, anti Pope against Pope. Should a boiled egg be put in cup with broad end up, or narrow end up :)


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

That's not so hard; the "new pope" will be Pope.  The other one is retired and has an honorary title.

It would cause a scandal if there were to be a public difference, but it ain't gonna happen.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Dueling popes or dual popes?


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

there can only be one, lets have them fight. I heard pope #uno has a nice lead hook to the body.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Double trouble for other religeons.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Just call him Fred, problem solved.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Who gets the PopeMobile?


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostI believe you, on 26 February 2013 - 04:27 PM, said:

Dueling popes or dual popes?

After I read this I got a mental image of two old guys dressed up in Papal finery on a old rickety wooden porch playing banjo's...
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Oh no they are taking his ruby slippers. How will he ever get home?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

I can't help feeling sorry for the new chap. You just know that ol' Benedict is going to be sitting in the corner, peering over his shoulder all the time, sucking his teeth and going "I wouldn't have done that", "Canonise who? You're having a laugh!", "You're thinking of painting the ceiling what colour?!"  There's nothing worse than a back seat driver, is there.

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