Next Pope?
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(04-14-2021, 01:18 PM)SeekerofChrist Wrote:
(04-14-2021, 01:12 PM)Sword of St. Michael Wrote: So here is a wrench to through out there... think it will need to be a cardinal?

There is the mindset that we should 'go back to the old church', to break any tradition that we have set in the church, and way back when we had non cardinals picked as popes, even a deacon. With a large number (majority) of cardinals being older, and liberal, I could see them choosing a younger priest even to b pope, someone that is very liberal, and also could potentially be controlled by the cardinals and pope francis if he was to step down.

With that in mind, Fr. Martin could potentially be picked.

In theory, they could elect any Catholic male who is at least the age of reason.  More plausibly, it might be a remote possibility but I suppose they could elect a non-cardinal, probably a bishop or maybe a priest.  I don't really anticipate it but surprises do happen.  I'm not sure if it'd be Fr. Martin, though.  It is my understanding that an American pope is very unlikely, for apparently political reasons.

Going on this idea of a young priest to the papacy, say 60 (Fr Martin's age) or even younger, say 50. That could mean a pope who is in office for a significant amount of time, 20-30 years. They would have the opportunity to fill pretty much every spot in the vatican, resetting the bureaucracy fully as almost everyone will die or retire during that length of time. Would cement one way of thinking for a while.
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Next Pope? - by Anon777 - 04-14-2021, 12:13 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by J Michael - 04-14-2021, 12:16 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident - 04-14-2021, 12:17 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Anon777 - 04-14-2021, 12:18 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by SeekerofChrist - 04-14-2021, 12:28 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Melkite - 04-14-2021, 12:43 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by J Michael - 04-14-2021, 12:46 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Melkite - 04-14-2021, 12:49 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Evangelium - 04-14-2021, 12:47 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by jovan66102 - 04-14-2021, 04:51 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Melkite - 04-14-2021, 04:53 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Augustinian - 04-14-2021, 04:55 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by jovan66102 - 04-14-2021, 05:00 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-14-2021, 04:56 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by austenbosten - 04-14-2021, 12:47 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Matas - 04-14-2021, 12:50 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-14-2021, 01:12 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by SeekerofChrist - 04-14-2021, 01:18 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-14-2021, 04:55 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by SeekerofChrist - 04-14-2021, 05:02 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by ChairmanJoeAintMyPresident - 04-14-2021, 05:06 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-14-2021, 05:28 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Augustinian - 04-14-2021, 07:29 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by SeekerofChrist - 04-14-2021, 07:56 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by HedgeKnight - 04-14-2021, 11:27 PM
RE: Next Pope? - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-15-2021, 10:10 AM



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