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Pick the Pope

 
 
George
 
Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:19 pm
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George
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:20 pm
Sorry, too many options so I had to drop CORMAC MURPHY-O'CONNOR. We'll consider him a write-in candidate.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:21 pm
OSCAR ANDRÉS RODRÍGUEZ MARADIAGA is my man!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:23 pm
I went for the 'youngest man', who is merely 59. A spring chicken, really. Originated in Czechoslovakia, not that I'm biased or anything...
Second choice would be anyone from Latin America.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:23 pm
actually, scrap that. there was a pole until now. i'd be in favor for anyone from LA then. can a heathen vote?
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:25 pm
I'd like to see an African in there..... I would like to see the Vatican become more active on AIDS. Do you think it could happen, George?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:26 pm
But Latin America has so many catholics. Africa not so much.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:27 pm
make pope a woman, too <ok, skittering off>
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:28 pm
Dag, I don't know nothin that hasn't been discussed in the globe or on npr. I understand that African countries also have strong growth in numbers of catholics.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:31 pm
fine by me. i'd vote for an african woman anytime! <really buggering off>
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 07:32 pm
<hehehe>
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 08:13 pm
I told Fbaezer I'd put a peso bet on Tettamanzi on another thread, so I voted for him here. Sort of liking O'Connor though think he has a slim chance in hell. Also like Hummes.
Of course, I don't know a thing, really, except that I have never been too fond of Ratzinger, nor, I guess, would he be fond of me.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 08:24 pm
IMO, Schonborn is the best choice.
I understand Arinze is a conservative. I would prefer Rodríguez, Hummer or Bergoglio (for ideological reasons, a Latin American Pope would mean too much power to the Catholic church in the subcontinent).

But I think Tettamanzi is going to win... and would certainly think he's a better choice than Reitzinger.
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husker
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2005 08:53 pm
Quote:
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is taking bets on the likely successor. The favorite is Italian Cardinal-Archbishop of Milan Dionigi Tettamanzi, at odds on Sunday of 5-2.

Arinze, who was the Vatican's point man for relations with Islam for nearly 20 years, is the second choice at 11-4.


http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050404/capt.ny12104042112.african_pope_ny121.jpg
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Rex the Wonder Squirrel
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 09:23 pm
I think Johnny Damon would make a nice pope. Smile
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2005 09:32 am
Just read that Bertone's chances are very dim.

The reason? In less than a 2 years tenure he has made what the Vatican considers two blunders.
1) He "ordered" his parishioners (is that the correct word?) not to read the "heretic" The Da Vinci Code.
2) He "ordered" the president of football club Juventus to use [star midfielder] Alessandro Del Piero as a starter.

I really don't care about the Da Vinci Code, but a juventino Pope. THAT'S HERESY.

Just for that (and because my Pumas aren't doing too well this season), I'm changing my signature.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2005 09:38 am
And your new sig means?

BTW, can you recommend a good English-language site
that covers Mexican League soccer?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2005 09:51 am
George wrote:
And your new sig means?


Italian for: "Root for Juve? NEVER"
"Juve" is to Italian soccer what "Yanks" is to MLB.

George wrote:

BTW, can you recommend a good English-language site
that covers Mexican League soccer?


http://www.soccerassociation.com/38/0405/index.htm

This one I found, from the UK I think, has only basic data.
If you want more info, you got to subscribe.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2005 04:02 pm
Does this mean I have to throw out my Juventus scarf?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2005 05:10 pm
osso,

I knew you meant well... you thought black and white was an elegant combination... and I prefer to think that actually you couldn't care less about the FIAT/Il Duce team.

A true Pope has to root for Roma, methinks.

Back to track:
Another obviously discarded cardinal is Law, from Boston.
And I see no chance of a US Pope.
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