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    The New Pope

    OK, I thought I'd be the first one to bring up the subject here. We have a new Pope, Benedict the XVI. He's from Germany (first Pope from Germany since the 11th century), His name is Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. He seems like a pretty conservative guy, like John Paul II. He's 78, pretty old, not sure if I like some of his doctrines, attitudes, etc., toward the "new" Catholic Church, but I'm willing to give the guy a chance.
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    So will we call him Benedict, Cardinal or the Pope? 78, man he won't last long (not to be mean). How's the job search yourself shock?

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    There is some debate on another board I partake in that he was once a Nazi. That doesn't mean much now though people change and his situation at the time could have joined out of fear for his own life.

    But what I have got to ask and I mean to keep this civil as I am not passing judgement and do not want to get into a debate over religion obviously I'm not catholic, but it seems odd people wanted a pope that would bring the church up to date.

    Doesn't God make the rules for the Catholic church?

    I mean it sounds like some Catholics were hoping for the "hip" teenage babysitter that lets you watch scary movies and stay up till 10:00 instead of the one that enforces the rules your parents set. I'm just curious because I am not familar with the way things work regarding the Pope and his role in the Church in association with God.

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    that was an important document he wrote. he is a great choice, very strong in doctrine teaching and ecumenism. The nazi thing is a joke. Send me a pm if you have any questions i go to school for this stuff

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    That's ok I'm not too worried about it he doesn't head up my church, and if the people that follow him are happy that is all that matters.

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    Catholics everywhere are blessed he was elected.
    Including me.

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    no offense but isn't he pretty old? He'll be 83 in five years. Wasn't the last pope 83 or 84 when he passed?

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    He's not a party animal like the last one. He is very conservative.

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    He was picked to be an interim Pope.
    Serve for about 4-7 years.
    This allows for current issues to be addressed easier.
    Not that any big changes are coming.
    But so one Bishop(the Bishop of Rome ie the Pope) can't have a tight grip for long periods of time.
    Because just as a Pope could bring about great change for the common good of The Church, one could do just the opposite.
    So keep it short and structured. Not so many waves.

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    Isn't the next pope (the one after Benedict XVI) supposed to be the LAST one before the end of the world???

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