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Apr. 19th, 2005

I was going to make a post making my guesses who the next pope would be. I didn't think they'd decide on one today. But they have, so we'll find out any moment.

For the record, my guess is Cardinal Mariaga from Honduras. My number two guess is Arinze from Nigeria. Number three would be Hummes from Brazil. My dark horse might be the cardinal from Cuba, whose name I don't remember. If they elect Ratzinger from Germany, I will be upset, as that will signal a move towards further conservatism from the Church.

We'll see very soon. I have the BBC t.v. feed streaming live to my desktop.

Update: Fuck! It's Ratzinger! The only good that can come from this is that he's old, so he won't be pope for long. But I don't like at all the direction the Church is headed in with this choice.

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heinleinfan
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
ouch...
Everyone in the Temple is up in arms because Ratzinger was a part of the Hitler Youth.

Even though it was a "brief" and "mandatory" stint (according to the reports) that he managed to get out of, finally, because he was going to Seminary instead.

Crazyness.



beowabbit
Apr. 20th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
The only good that can come from this is that he's old [...]
In somebody else's journal, I suggested that the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church could hold an exchange of prisoners. :-)
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