JackieRabbit: dletter: Question I don't know the answer to.... do they release the "voting" at all on each 'round', or is it basically just either "No pope" or "pope" (with the whole smoke thing)? I mean, this doesn't happen that often, so, didn't know if they were maybe trying to "modernize" it or remove a little bit of the "cloak" on the process as well./wait, this is the Catholic Church I'm talking aboutNo one knows the manner in which the College of Cardinals selects the pope. It is one of the world's best kept secrets and they have no intention of changing their process. Remember, the RCC is just now modernizing few of their more ridiculous 14th century dogmas. There's still be an Inquisition if the Church had more power.
digistil: The Vatican has already stated they want a conservative with an immense talent for manipulating the media. "Catholic" is not one of the stated requirements for current applicants.
AverageAmericanGuy: I hope they pick an African.
Pontiff XBrother for the Virgin Mother
RminusQ: Tim Tebow: I'm there right now, bro.NOW GET DOWN AND GIVE ME 50 HAIL MARYS!Is Tebow even Catholic? I thought he was evangelical of a stripe that usually considers Catholics heretics and the Hail Mary blasphemy.
Dwight_Yeast: That would be choosing a pope by unanimous acclimation, which allows them to pick any male on the planet.It's never actually happened, but it's covered in the rules.
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