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So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Sstavix » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:20 am

The first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit Pope, the first Francis... and this is on the heels of a historic resignation of his predecessor (before Benedict XVI, it had been 600+years since a Pope had resigned. All the other ones died in office). I'm wondering where the Catholic church is headed from here, and if all this "newness" is a sign that the church is changing. For better or worse, though?

Any thoughts? Note that I'm not Catholic, but I do get a kick out of the idea of living through historical events....

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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:01 am

Apparently, he's about as conservative in his views as Benedict was. I don't see the Catholic church changing all that much, unless this all happened because of some scandal they're trying to cover up or something.

Whatever the case, it certainly is an interesting turn of events.
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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:36 am

Pope Franky.

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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby ccgr » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:17 am

Seems like a humble guy which is cool...he's also 76 which makes me wonder how long he'll be in office

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Postby ArcticFox » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:24 am

I'm just waiting for anti-Catholic rhetoric to start attacking the guy the way they did with Benedict XVI before the man even got through new Pope orientation.
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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:07 pm

I'm just waiting for anti-Catholic rhetoric to start attacking the guy the way they did with Benedict XVI before the man even got through new Pope orientation.
I've already started seeing it. From other Christians, mind you, but the Calvinists were all over the papacy as soon as Benedict retired.
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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Sstavix » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:08 am

My wife has already found a few conspiracy theorists gong nutso about the supposed evils of the new Pope. :roll: Didn't take long for them to emerge....

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have issued a nice press releasewelcoming the new Pope. So that's good to see, at least! After all, even though we may all have different approaches and opinions, we all are brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.

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Re: So, there's a new Pope in town....

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:28 am

My wife has already found a few conspiracy theorists gong nutso about the supposed evils of the new Pope. :roll: Didn't take long for them to emerge....

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have issued a nice press release welcoming the new Pope. So that's good to see, at least! After all, even though we may all have different approaches and opinions, we all are brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
I admire that in Mormons. They have much more of a tendency to be accepting of other branches of Christianity, in spite of the LDS many times being treated like the black sheep of Christianity. It really warms my cynical atheist-leaning-agnostic heart, and I mean that sincerely. :)
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