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(Newser)   What do you do with an ex-pope? If you happen to know, call Rome, because the Church isn't sure yet   (newser.com) divider line 191
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2013-02-14 10:26:37 AM
nominate him for beatification
nominate him for beatification
nominate him for beatification
er-lie in the morning

- or -

indict him on abetting child rape
indict him on abetting child rape
indict him on abetting child rape
er-lie in the morning
 
2013-02-14 10:32:19 AM
Pickling would seem the best preservation idea

PopePickle
/on a stick
 
2013-02-14 10:50:44 AM
So does he have to shop at the Catholic Charities Thrift Store now, and live out his days wearing *SHUDDER* used red slippers?
 
2013-02-14 10:55:24 AM
Ex-Pope

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2013-02-14 10:55:55 AM
Let him live out his remaining days peacefully grazing on a field of young boys.
 
2013-02-14 10:59:16 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pickling would seem the best preservation idea

PopePickle
/on a stick


www.rootsimple.com
 
2013-02-14 11:01:12 AM
Who gives a shiat. Let him rent an apartment and watch TV.
 
2013-02-14 11:01:55 AM
Send him back to seminary, see if he can work his way back up to pope.
 
2013-02-14 11:02:10 AM
Well, if Celestine V was any indication, then the thing you do with an ex-Pope is to have the successor pope imprison Benedict XVI in the Vatican until he dies.
 
2013-02-14 11:03:24 AM
If I was him I'd retire from the whole thing. Priesthood and all. Swipe some of the shinny stuff on the way out and spend the rest of my days whoring and drinking.
 
2013-02-14 11:05:30 AM
The new gossip colomnist for L'Observatoire Romano.
 
2013-02-14 11:07:37 AM
Walmart greeter?
 
2013-02-14 11:08:04 AM
Have him travel the world blessing shuffleboards.
 
2013-02-14 11:11:55 AM
Reality TV show producers have to be knocking down his door by now.
 
2013-02-14 11:12:15 AM
Hire him back for more money as an independent consultant.
 
2013-02-14 11:22:14 AM
Have him investigate Benghazi.
 
2013-02-14 11:27:50 AM
Send him out to Pope to people in smaller towns and less attractive venues. They'll be excited to have that kind of star power, even if he's no longer in his prime.
 
2013-02-14 11:29:39 AM
Where ever they put him we've heard the last from him.
 
2013-02-14 11:32:47 AM
b.vimeocdn.com
 
2013-02-14 11:35:35 AM
What's the Italian word for "Boca Raton, Florida"?

/Actually, it's probably "Boca Raton, Florida".
 
2013-02-14 11:42:19 AM
Cryogenically freeze him

/you know where this is going....
 
2013-02-14 11:45:20 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Cryogenically freeze him

/you know where this is going....


He could be the Grover Cleveland of popes.
 
2013-02-14 11:48:16 AM
Display him at the zoo.
 
2013-02-14 12:02:37 PM

RexTalionis: Well, if Celestine V was any indication, then the thing you do with an ex-Pope is to have the successor pope imprison Benedict XVI in the Vatican until he dies.


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And if Formosus is any indication, after being buried for a year his corpse should be exhumed and put on trial. After being found guilty, he should have several fingers used for consecration cut off and his corpse thrown into the Tiber.
 
2013-02-14 12:06:07 PM

naughtyrev: Send him out to Pope to people in smaller towns and less attractive venues. They'll be excited to have that kind of star power, even if he's no longer in his prime.


Like Gallagher's brother.
 
2013-02-14 12:07:33 PM
Put him on a bar stool next to some fat guy, and let him spout off useless trivia all day long.
 
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2013-02-14 12:14:39 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If I was him I'd retire from the whole thing. Priesthood and all. Swipe some of the shinny stuff on the way out and spend the rest of my days whoring and drinking.


He could hang with Rush in the DR.
 
2013-02-14 12:24:15 PM
You keep him on hand to threaten the new pope with, the same way our capitalist masters keep an army of unemployed to keep you in line.
 
2013-02-14 12:28:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Pickling would seem the best preservation idea

PopePickle
/on a stick


Would you like to see the pope on the end of a rope?
Do you think he's a fool?

--Black Sabbath "After Forever"
 
2013-02-14 12:31:54 PM
The thing that's interesting to me is what happens theologically. I get that the Papacy can do no wrong, spiritually. But, the system of succession involves one old guy dying and a new one taking his place.

If they elect a more liberal pope and Benedict disagrees with him on some point of faith, who is right? The current guy or the guy that did it first? If it's the current guy, then does that mean that stopping to be Pope means you magically stop being 100% right about Catholicism - like God has a switch that he flips the second the new guy puts on the big hat?
 
2013-02-14 12:39:00 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: If I was him I'd retire from the whole thing. Priesthood and all. Swipe some of the shinny stuff on the way out and spend the rest of my days whoring and drinking.


He should write a book about kiddie diddling. It should be called "If I Did It"
 
2013-02-14 12:42:23 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The thing that's interesting to me is what happens theologically. I get that the Papacy can do no wrong, spiritually. But, the system of succession involves one old guy dying and a new one taking his place.

If they elect a more liberal pope and Benedict disagrees with him on some point of faith, who is right? The current guy or the guy that did it first? If it's the current guy, then does that mean that stopping to be Pope means you magically stop being 100% right about Catholicism - like God has a switch that he flips the second the new guy puts on the big hat?


FTFA:  "These powers go with the office, so they will pass to the next pope,"

So it looks like it's the hat that grants infallibility.  Funny, I always thought it was God, but I guess he's less a part of the church hierarchy than I thought.

You learn something new about the Catholic church every day.
 
2013-02-14 12:42:54 PM
Get him a nice apartment somewhere in Vatican City with a big-screen and cable, and assign novitiate nuns to give him the occasional handie.
 
2013-02-14 12:47:32 PM
Colbert covered this on his show on Monday night. His guest suggested that the Pope was gonna to to a convent where he would remain cloistered till he drops.
 
2013-02-14 12:51:40 PM
I suspect a polonium milkshake or Dorner BBQ-style car accident may be in the future for Pope Palpatine.
 
2013-02-14 12:51:44 PM
l.yimg.com
 
2013-02-14 12:52:05 PM
Maybe he can tour with the Cavalcade Of Customs, signing autographs by the General Lee
 
2013-02-14 12:52:19 PM

unyon: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The thing that's interesting to me is what happens theologically. I get that the Papacy can do no wrong, spiritually. But, the system of succession involves one old guy dying and a new one taking his place.

If they elect a more liberal pope and Benedict disagrees with him on some point of faith, who is right? The current guy or the guy that did it first? If it's the current guy, then does that mean that stopping to be Pope means you magically stop being 100% right about Catholicism - like God has a switch that he flips the second the new guy puts on the big hat?

FTFA:  "These powers go with the office, so they will pass to the next pope,"

So it looks like it's the hat that grants infallibility.  Funny, I always thought it was God, but I guess he's less a part of the church hierarchy than I thought.

You learn something new about the Catholic church every day.


The hat is a receiver to hear the Voice of God.

Occasionly it would shout out "Slytherin!"
 
2013-02-14 12:53:53 PM
You could bop him on the head with that little silver hammer they use to bonk dead popes to make sure they're dead.

MBooda: nominate him for beatification


Exactly. Beatify him with a hammer to the noggin.
 
2013-02-14 12:53:57 PM
I don't normally make anti-religious comments here on Fark, but what has he really done?

What was his mission? To be worshiped and prayed to? like a God?
 
2013-02-14 12:54:00 PM
What do you do with an ex-pope?

Depends
 
2013-02-14 12:54:52 PM
In seven hundred years we'll all look back on this and laugh.
 
2013-02-14 12:55:16 PM
Well, the queen mum lasted for years on a measly five bottles of gin per day.
 
2013-02-14 12:55:22 PM
Put him to work digging holes with that awesome fence-post-digging Pope Hat he always wears.
You know . . . turn him upside down and work those little Pope legs . . .
 
2013-02-14 12:55:37 PM
Put him in a lifeboat? Make him bail her?

No wait, that's what you do with a drunken sailor.

Never mind.
 
2013-02-14 12:55:57 PM

KarmicDisaster: Hire him back for more money as an independent consultant.


You must work in IT.
 
2013-02-14 12:56:03 PM
I imagine he'll die shortly after leaving office, given his reason for leaving in the first place... so this point may be moot.
 
2013-02-14 12:56:15 PM
He could occupy a jail cell, at least until the trial is over.
 
2013-02-14 12:56:33 PM
Why do I get an image of Bing Crosby singing "What Do You Do With a General?" from White Christmas?
 
2013-02-14 12:57:02 PM
Go the Judge Dredd route.  Give him a bible and a gun, and send him off into the wilderness.
 
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