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    Created 20 new cardinals on Saturday, now at a closed meeting where it is rumored he is discussing his resignation.

    Sam F will be happy. No more Pachamama - unless, that is, Francis makes his successor.

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    Aww man as a Lapsed Catholic I love that Pontiff, he was the greatest thing that has happened to the Catholic Church since …………………. Possibly Jesus. Besides he was Jesuit
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    Just . . . take . . . the . . . damn . . . picture

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    I hope he doesn't resign. In particular, I hope he doesn't resign while Benedict is still alive.

    There are enough conspiracy theorists in the Catholic church as elsewhere, some of whom believe that Benedict was essentially forcibly deposed. And will hope that Benedict will put on his red shoes and white vestments again, to rise and rescue the Conservatism he represented especially when he was Cardinal Ratzinger.

    Presumably, Francis' recent appointments of Cardinals will be a way to prevent such a relapse.
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    Pope Frank is 85 y.o. Perhaps he knows more about his infirmity than we do.

    Benny is 10 years older, I do not think you have to worry much about him putting his ruby slippers back on.
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    If he's resigning - I'd be curious 'why' - personal health, or perhaps ongoing conflict with the conservatives?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    It must be an exhausting job. He's earned the right to step down and he probably thinks a younger man will have more energy.

    He sent a very strong message last week when he selected the new cardinals.
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    The apparition on the right is more than a bit alarming.
    (Did tfg touch the pope?)


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    The grinning clown in the middle is far more scary.

    There'll be barney amongst the cardinals about picking a new one. No accidental popes this time I bet.

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    FWIW I highly recommend the movie the Two Popes.
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    I wonder if this has any relevance

    https://davidicke.com/2022/08/29/pop...nk-by-sept-30/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    The apparition on the right is more than a bit alarming.
    (Did tfg touch the pope?)
    I would not have, were I him.

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    Is the pope allowed to resign? I thought they had to burn him and see what colour the smoke was or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    The apparition on the right is more than a bit alarming.
    (Did tfg touch the pope?)

    This really needs a caption, we have the entire bible spelled out for us right here...

    Judas and Lilith, with Satan and the Harlot surrounding the Pope
    And what is the significance of the image in the background?

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    that's such a great photo
    it could really only have been better if jared had been wearing a veil
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    I keep reading this as re-sign, as if he’s renewing his contract.

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    a frightening representation of lucre
    "be careful what you wish for"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    that's such a great photo
    it could really only have been better if jared had been wearing a veil
    whose funeral was this portrait taken for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    whose funeral was this portrait taken for.
    Lady Liberty.

    Didn't the grin on his face tell you?
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    Two in a row?

    As per Joe above - Two Popes, good flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Didn't the grin on his face tell you?
    and the grin on jared's face
    what a witless f***
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what a witless f***
    not you skip, jared
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    not you skip, jared
    Meh! Two birds one stone.

    Good shot Pless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    and the grin on jared's face
    what a witless f***
    There's your veil...

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    So— does he submit a letter to God?

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    Won't get a reply, or a decision. Man is on his own…………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    The apparition on the right is more than a bit alarming.
    (Did tfg touch the pope?)

    Scary, isn't it.
    I also couldn't help but notice that Jared's hands are so much bigger than Donalds. Some people say that the size of a man's hands is an indicator of other things.

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    While no fan of the Catholic Church by any stretch, this pope has been a breath of fresh air & could even give one hope that eventually the church might even become a useful adjunct to society as opposed to a harmful one. One could hope that the next pope will be of like mind & character.

    Please note that my objections are with the church, not with people who are Catholics.

    No need to comment on the Tweedledum family posing with the pope. How embarrassing that they represented our country for 4 long years.
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    ^ It was bad enough that Nixon was president when we got to the Moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    Scary, isn't it.
    I also couldn't help but notice that Jared's hands are so much bigger than Donalds. Some people say that the size of a man's hands is an indicator of other things.

    Pete
    Well it's easy to see he is right handed, which also may be an indicator of other things

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    Melania looks like she's worried about something. Maybe she's smarter than we give her gredit for,

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