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  • Cardinal Peter Turkson (Ghana)

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  • Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (France)

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  • Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Argentina)

    1 6.67%
  • Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada)

    5 33.33%
  • Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera (Spain)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (South Africa)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Francis Arinze (Nigeria)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi (Italy)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (Argentina)

    3 20.00%
  • Cardinal Attilio Nicora (Italy)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga (Honduras)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Odilo Scherer (Sao Paulo)

    2 13.33%
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan (USA)

    0 0%
  • Archbishop Angelo Scola (Italy)

    2 13.33%
  • Cardinal Claudio Hummes (Brazil)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Agnostino Vallini(Italy)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Keith O'Brien (Scotland)

    0 0%
  • Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (Italy)

    0 0%
  • Bono (Ireland)

    2 13.33%
  • Other

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Thread: Pope Benedict XVI resigns unexpectedly - Who will be the next Pope?

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    Pope Benedict XVI resigns unexpectedly - Who will be the next Pope?

    (CNN) -- In an unexpected move, Pope Benedict XVI -- born Joseph Ratzinger -- has announced that he is to resign.
    This will be the first Pope to resign in 600 years. The resignation date is February 28. A new Papal Conclave will convene by March, and a new Pope is expected to be elected by Easter. With the vacancy, would anyone care to speculate the country of origin for the next Pope? Only Cardinals under the age of 80 are eligible to be elected Pope.

    List of living Cardinals from Wikipedia

    USAToday's take on the frontrunners. There is a Canadian on the list.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...-pope/1908839/
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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    I have the feeling that for once they are going to break with tradition and instead of going with the usual European Pope, will for the first time choose a cardinal from South America or Africa.

    You may be certain, however, they will NOT choose any cardinal from the USA.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I vote for any of the Brazilians or Colombians...

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    It isn't think this is new... I mean 600 years ago was just like yesterday when you think about it...

    I'm hoping for a woman....
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    Maybe it can be someone not complicit in the cover up of mass child molestation?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I vote for any of the Brazilians or Colombians...
    That would quite possibly lead to a easing of the Chruch's stance on birth control - which both nations ignore as a whole.

    And maybe even add mandatory salsa dancing to the Mass. Heart-healthy and fun!
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    That's a hardcore Lentin sacrifice.

    I'd love to see an American pope, but that's unlikely; America's Catholic Golden Age was in an era of Italian Popes.

    My guess, if they're still not ready for a New World pope, will be one of the cardinals from Spain or France. They'd have to be multilingual, with fluency in English a must.

    How about this guy?
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I'm sad to see Emperor Palpatine go.

    Seriously though. I don't know much about the Catholic church but at least pick someone who's young enough to last more than a decade. I'm not sure what they were thinking selecting a 78 year old last time around.

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    We have some Catholics in here? We need a Pope Urban Planner...
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    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    I'm sad to see Emperor Palpatine go.

    Seriously though. I don't know much about the Catholic church but at least pick someone who's young enough to last more than a decade. I'm not sure what they were thinking selecting a 78 year old last time around.
    They pick elderly gentlemen on purpose... they don't want a Pope to be in power for 30 years. John Paul II was a bit of an oddity.

    As a Catholic I am used to the pomp and circumcision, but really it is a pretty small group that even has a chance. My guess is that the Pope has a good idea who he wants to "win".


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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    They pick elderly gentlemen on purpose... they don't want a Pope to be in power for 30 years. John Paul II was a bit of an oddity.

    As a Catholic I am used to the pomp and circumcision, but really it is a pretty small group that even has a chance. My guess is that the Pope has a good idea who he wants to "win".


    ps. Did you catch it?....
    You want a pope that's been on the cutting edge?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    With this post I am officially throwing my hat into the ring. I have 12 years of catholic school.

    I will have new hymms written by U-2 and Marshall Mathers.

    I would also sanction a 'newest testement' to offset all of those who do literal biblical translations.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    With this post I am officially throwing my hat into the ring. I have 12 years of catholic school.

    I will have new hymms written by U-2 and Marshall Mathers.

    I would also sanction a 'newest testement' to offset all of those who do literal biblical translations.
    But would you take the name?! It's a deal breaker.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    But would you take the name?! It's a deal breaker.
    Pope Bob!
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    With this post I am officially throwing my hat into the ring. I have 12 years of catholic school.

    I will have new hymms written by U-2 and Marshall Mathers.

    I would also sanction a 'newest testement' to offset all of those who do literal biblical translations.
    I think UB40 would be a better hymm writer. Or Taylor Swift. They both have some good things to learn about life and love.

    Red, Red wine.....
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    Well, it's unlikely they'll be able to elect a Pope with any Nazi affiliations (they're all about as old as the current Pope) but how about another Polish cleric who spied for the Communist Party like the one Benedict attempted to name a bishop in 2007?
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    I just watched "Angels and Demons" for the first time last night. Coincidence?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think UB40 would be a better hymm writer. Or Taylor Swift. They both have some good things to learn about life and love.

    Red, Red wine.....
    Neil Diamond wrote that.
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    Is the pope still relevant in this day and age?









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    From the VOA Web site:

    Two West African cardinals, Peter Turkson of Ghana, and Francis Arinze of Nigeria, are considered to be among the top candidates to replace Benedict as head of the Roman Catholic Church. Bookmakers in Britain name both men as likely favorites in the upcoming election by the church's College of Cardinals, along with Marc Ouellet of Canada.
    Didn't he play center on the Canadiens for a season or two?



    The Chicago Tribune's picks:

    Joao Braz de Aviz (Brazil, 65)
    Timothy Dolan, (USA, 62)
    Marc Ouellet (Canada, 68)
    Gianfranco Ravasi (Italy, 70)
    Leonardo Sandri (Argentina, 69)
    Odilo Pedro Scherer (Brazil, 63)
    Christoph Schoenborn (Austria, 67)
    Angelo Scola (Italy, 71)
    Luis Tagle (Philippines, 55)
    Peter Turkson (Ghana, 64)

    Another good analysis from the list-driven Business Insider site.

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    My name for successor is in the pool of ossified old men who will continue to cover up their pedophilia scandals and who wish to reside in the 19th century. The specific name does not matter, because it is all the same.
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    I'm putting my alms on Angelo Scola. I think he's got the post position in this horse race. If you pick a candidate with red colors, you can't go wrong.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Every pope is old and serves regardless of health. I gotta think there is something big we don't know about, and given that we already knew about him being a Hitler Youth and how helped to coverup some of the pedophilia in the church when he was not pope, it makes me think its pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Neil Diamond wrote that.
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