Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Josef Cardinal Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI

... and already the term Pope Palpatine has been coined (by tlatoani, among others).

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition," many note. The new Pope Benedict 16th, formerly Cardinal Ratzenbergerer as figgylicious calls him, was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, during and after the centuries of the Renaissance, was called the Office of the Holy Inquisition.

Folks who are quite sure that era is bygone need to read a book by Dan Simmons... hyperion_cantos, folks; like Julian May's Galactic Milieu trilogy, that other apologia for the Jesuit futurist Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, it isn't just for SF fans. Personally, I would be glad to see someone like Paul Dure in the miter, and imagine that Catholic folks might too, if they'd heard of him.

Anyhow... prayers indeed.


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