Lucy (loo) wrote in kill_the_pope,
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Teets up.

So what happens now? Is there like, a Vice-Pope that steps in until they come up with another one?

...or are the Catholics just Popeless? Sans Pope?

I guess I'll need to research this.
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Yes I'm clueless as well. Fill me in when you find out.
Get the fuck outta here...you don't really live over there in Hell, do ya?
No, I'd hafta live in Michigan to live in hell :/ the other hell has noi internet
ohhhhh no i don't live in michigan
That's probably for the best.
I do!! I'm not in Hell, but I'm just outside Detroit if that counts for something.
SWEET YOU CAN HAVE A ROAD TRIP AND GO TO HELL! :D
lucky
wikepedia has a good article on the election of the pope. its quite interesting. but yes, we are popeless for a while
Go read "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown... they talk about conclave and the whole pope electoral process... as well as something about anti-matter :P
I know! That book has seriously taught me a lot about the Pope selection process. It's funny when the subject comes up around religious people and they have no idea, and then I can pull out some nifty Popetacular knowledge out of my back pocket. Thanks, Dan Brown!

To answer the original question, the closest thing to a "Vice-Pope" would be the Camerlengo who, I believe, does all of the burial rituals (calling out his birth name three times, sealing quarters, etc etc) and is an important part of organizing conclave (the 'ceremony' where the new Pope is elected).
"Popetacular"

Outstanding.
A few of my coworkers and I read that (well, listened to it on audio book) while at work, and it's been a running joke between us... especially now :P

Anonymous

April 2 2005, 22:04:03 UTC 12 years ago

Mark Burnett, creator of 'Survivor' and 'The Apprentice' should make a reality show about the search for the new Pope.

Shit would capture those neglected ratings in Europe.

I'd watch.
YESSSS