May 072012

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

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>> Length Of Pope Benedict XVI’s (#266) 7-Year Pontificate, April 19, 2012, In Perspective — April 12, 2012.

Since April 19, 2012, the 7th anniversary of his pontificate, the pope has gone up two notches. There will now be a short hiatus before he goes past the 7.17 years of Sergius III (#99). He has gone up 14 notches since his April 2011 anniversary. When he goes past 7.19 years, the average for all the prior papacies, in August — that would be another notable milestone. Right now I can see him getting into the top 100 … which will be about 17 months from now. Latest table:

Anura Guruge on Pope Benedict XVI length of reign or papacy

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