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Post by Philip » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:21 pm

And we have a winner! But I don't thinka he speaka da english.

And Pope Francis ain't exactly young - thought they'd go younger.

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Post by 1over137 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:23 pm

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6


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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Seems like a decent bloke.
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Post by Ivellious » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:02 pm

Even to a non-Christian like me the choice seems fine. He doesn't appear, based on his past, to be too radically liberal or incredibly conservative either. I feel like it's good to elect a pope from the Americas considering how that is where the true strength of the Catholic church is these days. Considering his experience dealing with political and church-related turmoil in Argentina, he looks like someone who might have the skills and reputation to move things in the right direction for them.

Plus, he picked a unique name. It's too hard to keep track of all the ones who picked Paul and Benedict. Good to see some creativity and such.

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