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Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby JRM » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:51 am

Last time was Gregory XII in 1415. It's interesting to note that the first papal resignation was also Pope Benedict (IX in 1045).

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Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.

The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Marlow » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:11 am

JRM wrote:Pope Benedict XVI is to resign, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

Good for him!! Some popes stayed past their 'use by' date.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby gh » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:32 am

what do you call a pope who resigns?

ex-Benedict
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby JRM » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:40 am

gh wrote:what do you call a pope who resigns?

ex-Benedict


Boooooooo 8-)
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby jeremyp » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:04 pm

gh wrote:what do you call a pope who resigns?

ex-Benedict

Whoever came up with this should be granted a week's leave. It was not punny!
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby jeremyp » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:05 pm

What do you call a Pope who turns his back on his church?

Benedict Arnold.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby gh » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:32 pm

quickly added to my Facebook page (with no credit to you, of course :twisted: )
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby kuha » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:57 pm

And one who runs away from his duties? Legs Benedict.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Marlow » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:51 pm

kuha wrote:And one who runs away from his duties? Legs Benedict.

I'lll shoot this in the head with the question: What was the headline when Rochester's boss was almost made pope but then got screwed out of it?

B***Y D***ED

:?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby lonewolf » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 pm

This is like one of DoubleRs birthday quizzes.

First we have to guess, WTF is Rochester?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby BruceFlorman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:14 am

lonewolf wrote:First we have to guess, WTF is Rochester?

I imagine he's Eddie Anderson -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Anderson_(comedian)
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby tandfman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:17 am

Marlow wrote:B***Y D***ED

Benny Dissed?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby jeremyp » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:28 am

What do you call a Pope with a pacemaker? Benetick, tick, tick. :oops:
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby tandfman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:59 am

News flash from The Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/pope-a ... c-t,31255/

VATICAN CITY—Just hours after announcing his resignation from the papacy Monday, Pope Benedict XVI confirmed that he had accepted a lucrative senior analyst position at a New York–based Catholic think tank


:)
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Marlow » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:26 am

tandfman wrote:
Marlow wrote:B***Y D***ED

Benny Dissed?

Noooooo. Say it out loud: Benny Dicked!
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby cullman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:13 pm

Pope Benedict only ranks #170 on Deadspin's All-Time Pope Rankings.

http://deadspin.com/5983495/popes-ranke ... socialflow

LeGoff2901 : "Alexander VI at 261 is a joke."
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Per Andersen » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:47 pm

cullman wrote:Pope Benedict only ranks #170 on Deadspin's All-Time Pope Rankings.

http://deadspin.com/5983495/popes-ranke ... socialflow

LeGoff2901 : "Alexander VI at 261 is a joke."

A Canadian might be the next pope. Bishop Ouellet from Montreal. Maybe that "Own the podium" program really works :shock: . Oellet is another reactionary like the rest of them. Benedict selected most of the bishops who can vote. Grim outlook. They have come a long way from Vatican 11.

From what I gather the bishop of Milan (name escapes me now) is considered a near moderate.
The betting is for Bishop Turkson from Ghana.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby tandfman » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:26 am

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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Marlow » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:31 am

tandfman wrote:God's reaction to the news?
http://www.news.com.au/world/a-sign-fro ... 6576196463

Jon Stewart's usual irreverent response was along these lines: "He can do that?! I thought he had that gig until he was . . uh . . . called to go back to . . . the Home Office."

When told the Pope wanted to now spend his time reading and praying, JS says - isn't that what he's doing now?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Friar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:42 am

I'm buying into the explanation that Benedict saw JP II struggle through the last few years of life and he said 'not me.'
It's pretty radical-- as well as odd-- that the biggest change in Papal history turns out to deal with retirement.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Mighty Favog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm

My one-liner was "hey, that guy is giving up a LOT for Lent."
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby gh » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:38 pm

a pretty harsh (and detailed) look at Benedict from The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/j ... aster.html
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby Halfmiler2 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:47 pm

I am shocked that a columnist who favors liberation theology and quotes Hans Kung doesn't think much of Pope Benedict.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns

Postby JRM » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:55 pm

New Pope is chosen: Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will become Francis I. He is the first South American to hold the "office" (?), as well as the first Jesuit.

He should not be confused with Francis 7 from Logan's Run:

http://www.ship-star.com/lo01.jpg
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby bijanc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:59 pm

Logical transition. Buenos Aires has more Italians than Providence, Newark, and Florence combined. But seriously- a pope of Latin American descent has been forecast since the last vacancy in the papacy.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby gh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:10 pm

when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby mcgato » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:37 pm

I think that I read that he was the third Francis as pope, thus he should be Francis III.

For the last original, look no further than John Paul I.

edit: looks like I was misinformed, and he is the first Francis. Someone cue the scene from Stripes. Oh dang it, I will:
Psycho: The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.
Leon: Ooooooh.
Psycho: You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you homos touch me, and I'll kill you.
Sergeant Hulka: Lighten up, Francis.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:39 pm

gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby dj » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:49 am

Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.


JP I was elected in 1978. But that was a bit of a cheat as his was the combination of two popular names, John (23 of them) and Paul (6), who were JP's predecessors.

Before that, you go back to 913, when Pope Lando was selected. His name was so unusual that it was never again used.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:53 am

dj wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.


JP I was elected in 1978. But that was a bit of a cheat as his was the combination of two popular names, John (23 of them) and Paul (6), who were JP's predecessors.

Before that, you go back to 913, when Pope Lando was selected. His name was so unusual that it was never again used.


A cheat! This must be a first for dj who usually is above slanderous behavior. :lol:
But I stand corrected.

Wasn't Lando a Bond villain in, maybe, Thunderball?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby Pego » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:57 am

Conor Dary wrote:
dj wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.


JP I was elected in 1978. But that was a bit of a cheat as his was the combination of two popular names, John (23 of them) and Paul (6), who were JP's predecessors.

Before that, you go back to 913, when Pope Lando was selected. His name was so unusual that it was never again used.


Wasn't Lando a Bond villain in Thunderball?


That was Largo. Lando was Han Solo's friend in The empire strikes back.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:00 am

Pego wrote:

That was Largo. Lando was Han Solo's friend in The empire strikes back.


Yes, that is right. Thanks for the update. :D
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby gh » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:14 am

Not to be confused with Londo Mollari, the devious Centauri from Babylon 5.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby lonewolf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:31 am

Or, Michael Landon, aka Little Joe Cartright of Bonanza.former javelin HSR holder, 193-4. (1954)
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby Master Po » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:59 am

lonewolf wrote:Or, Michael Landon, aka Little Joe Cartright of Bonanza.former javelin HSR holder, 193-4. (1954)


Not to take this thread off in a new direction, but -- well, now that we've met the new Pope, perhaps that's settled for a while -- so...I never knew Little Joe was a javelin thrower! Hoss must have been a pretty good thrower, too, or at least could have been one. I never realized that Bonanza was a track & field show...for all this time, I thought it was about modern pentathlon. :)
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby dj » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:45 am

Conor Dary wrote:
dj wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:
gh wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


JP I, who had a rather short time as pope. And murdered in Godfather III.


JP I was elected in 1978. But that was a bit of a cheat as his was the combination of two popular names, John (23 of them) and Paul (6), who were JP's predecessors.

Before that, you go back to 913, when Pope Lando was selected. His name was so unusual that it was never again used.


A cheat! This must be a first for dj who usually is above slanderous behavior. :lol:
But I stand corrected.

Wasn't Lando a Bond villain in, maybe, Thunderball?


Actually, I just waited long enough to have learned about Pope Lando this morning. And remembering the year he was elected wasn't difficult as it was 1100 years ago. Before Lando there was a bunch of popes with one-time names, but I don't know/remember any of them.

J23 and P6 one remembers because they're so recent, or at least during my lifetime.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby dj » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:51 am

lonewolf wrote:Or, Michael Landon, aka Little Joe Cartright of Bonanza.former javelin HSR holder, 193-4. (1954)


Michael Landon grew up in Collingswood, N.J., as Eugie Orowitz (pronounced as in loogie, but I don't know the spelling for certain).

He was the farthest throwing high school javelin thrower in 1954, at 193-4, but that was neither the national nor high school record.

In fact, lonewolf should know of fellow Oklahoman Bob Peoples, who was runner-up in the AAU javelin as a high school senior in 1937. Peoples threw 220-1 that day, and earlier in the year had thrown the NFHS-accepted record of 219-0.

Coincidence or not, both Peoples and Orowitz went to USC.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby lonewolf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:21 pm

dj, is correct, of course. I did not bother to look it up. I knew of Peoples from Oklahoma City Classen HS, at the time the prestigue school in OKC, who, I believe, set the HS record circa 1937. The "fact" that Little Joe broke Peoples record was probably from a PR release.
Am I correct in "remembering" Terry Bradshaw held the HSR at one time? Or is that more PR flack?
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby bambam » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:39 pm

dj wrote:when's the last time a new papa was creative enough to go with a name that earned him a "I" ?


Wall Street Journal had a chart about Popes using a name for the first time, going all the way back to Peter. Difficult to read, but Lando in 913 is correct. Prior to him there were lots of them, which you'd expect in the early years.
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Re: Pope Benedict resigns -- Francis I elected [update]

Postby bambam » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:41 pm

lonewolf wrote:Am I correct in "remembering" Terry Bradshaw held the HSR at one time? Or is that more PR flack?


That is correct - Bradshaw set the record in high school, which was broken by another pretty good NFLer - not a quarterback, however - Russ Francis, best known as a tight end for the Patriots.
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