Per the request below from our Papal Coin collector (see Category ‘Papal Coins‘) and a close collaborator who helps me all the time (especially with my book writing), ‘Mark T.‘ — who posts comments, to confuse all, under the cute handle ‘Sergius III‘. [Yes, I know I don’t usually permit aliases that allude to popes, but Mark is special in many ways.]
In other news, last night the ABC Evening News openly speculated that despite the “unwritten rule of no pope from a superpower”, it may be time for an American after all. Primarily, the focus was on O’Malley in Boston (which would be cool…first pope with facial hair since Innocent XII) and only a little bit on Dolan in New York (if it WAS Dolan, I hope he takes the name John XXIV…he reminds me of J23). Not that I’m holding my breath for either…just saying.
JUST A THOUGHT:
You ought to make an entry on your blog, “Ok, who would YOU like to see as pope?” and “What do you think the next pope’s name should be?” Of course, you’ve already seen my comments about the name. Might be fun to see what everyone is thinking….
So here goes.
Kind of similar to request made my Dr. Marko yesterday … and then his request I take it down.
I copied across a few pertinent comments from other posts — made since Feb. 11, 2013.
A bit jumbled in order but it should make sense.
At least now we have a good paper trail.
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