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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    28 Feb '13 21:101 edit
    As of now, There is no Pope.


    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
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    28 Feb '13 21:292 edits
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As of now, There is no Pope.


    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
    absolutely. the world will come to a horrifying end. we would have no spiritual leadership. who would look after our moral guidance?

    (any resemblance to mockery is purely coincidental. no animals were harmed in making the above statement. the FDA warns that sitting too close to your computer can cause eyestrain)
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    28 Feb '13 23:16
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As of now, There is no Pope.


    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
    Technically, this isn't a true statement. The Pope has stepped down from the duties as
    Pope, but he will retain the title of "Holy Eminence" until he dies, as will the new Pope
    once he is elected. Until, the new Pope is elected, Pope Benedict would still make any
    decisions of a critical nature, should one arise.

    So, technically, once the new Pope is elected, there will be two Popes in the Vatican,
    but only one active one.
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    28 Feb '13 23:27
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Technically, this isn't a true statement. The Pope has stepped down from the duties as
    Pope, but he will retain the title of "Holy Eminence" until he dies, as will the new Pope
    once he is elected. Until, the new Pope is elected, Pope Benedict would still make any
    decisions of a critical nature, should one arise.

    So, technically, once the new Pope is elected, there will be two Popes in the Vatican,
    but only one active one.
    Two Popes!
    Reminds me of
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  5. Dublin Ireland
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    28 Feb '13 23:27
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Technically, this isn't a true statement. The Pope has stepped down from the duties as
    Pope, but he will retain the title of "Holy Eminence" until he dies, as will the new Pope
    once he is elected. Until, the new Pope is elected, Pope Benedict would still make any
    decisions of a critical nature, should one arise.

    So, technically, once the new Pope is elected, there will be two Popes in the Vatican,
    but only one active one.
    Actually the Curia are running things now since 8 pm Roman time.

    Benedict is no longer in charge, he is now retired.
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    01 Mar '13 00:45
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Actually the Curia are running things now since 8 pm Roman time.

    Benedict is no longer in charge, he is now retired.
    Yes this is correct. However, he is still the figurehead since he is not dead.
    If they required his presence, he would be able to act.
    But you are correct that the curia is running things while preparing for the conclave.
  7. Standard memberhakima
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    01 Mar '13 03:49
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As of now, There is no Pope.


    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
    Everything matters...that's why IMO the notion of alternate universes (of which I am skeptical) is so intriguing...
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    01 Mar '13 09:39
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As of now, There is no Pope.
    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
    Your use of the word "really" is superfluous.
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    01 Mar '13 09:401 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Actually the Curia are running things now since 8 pm Roman time.
    Your use of the words "running things" is superfluous.
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    01 Mar '13 11:12
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Your use of the words "running things" is superfluous.
    Your use of the word 'superfluous' is superfluous, and you did it twice.🙂

    It matters if the majority of Roman Catholics think it matters, it would be nice if they thought it was a load of ancient role playing on behalf of the gullible, it certainly does not matter a jot to Me, in fact I think if a thing can be superfluous and incredibly damaging at the same time that thing would be organised religion.
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    01 Mar '13 13:39
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    Your use of the word 'superfluous' is superfluous, and you did it twice.🙂

    It matters if the majority of Roman Catholics think it matters, it would be nice if they thought it was a load of ancient role playing on behalf of the gullible, it certainly does not matter a jot to Me, in fact I think if a thing can be superfluous and incredibly damaging at the same time that thing would be organised religion.
    I think I heard some thunder and I'm sure I saw lightening.
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    01 Mar '13 14:05
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As of now, There is no Pope.


    Would it really matter do you think if he was never replaced?
    Would it not be nice if the next Pope opened up the doors to the Vatican library? An aquaintence, who has had access on several ocassions to the library, claims it contains unpublished works by Pultarch and probably other ancient writtings as well.
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    01 Mar '13 19:09
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I think I heard some thunder and I'm sure I saw lightening.
    It's about time you got that light fitting in the bathroom fixed.
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    01 Mar '13 19:54
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    It's about time you got that light fitting in the bathroom fixed.
    I thought it was an angry God...where are my tools?
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    01 Mar '13 20:26
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I thought it was an angry God...where are my tools?
    "angry God" that's a catchy name for a 'Vindaloo'. try an extra order of rice to mop it up.
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