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    OT: We have a Pope!

    White smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel smokestack.


    And someone is flying a great big American flag in the front of Vatican Square!

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    The bell confirming a Pope has been elected is now ringing!!


    HUGE American flag at the front of the crowd!! (no, the Pope won't be American).

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    It's Scott Thomas from Ohio

    [img]http://meredith.no-ip.info/bgallery/eurotrip/eurotrip137.jpg[/img]


    [img]http://filmai.lt/nuotraukos/eurotrip_3.jpg[/img]

    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]White smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel smokestack.


    And someone is flying a great big American flag in the front of Vatican Square![/QUOTE]

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    "that'sa one-a crazy pope-a!"

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    :offtopic:

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    With all the hype, could it be....

    ...Matt Jones?

    Guy can play TE, WR, RB--I mean, someone here wanted to turn him into a 6-5 245 pound CORNERBACK for crissakes.

    He could be Pope, no?

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    Is that quote from The State?

    [QUOTE=Sea Captain McCallister]"that'sa one-a crazy pope-a!"[/QUOTE]

    I loved that show
    Last edited by psalty14; 04-19-2005 at 12:29 PM. Reason: missing word

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    Benedict the 16th

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    It's Cardinal John Ratzinger, from Germany.

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    [QUOTE=jets5ever]Man I'm so happy I could give out a blumpkin. Where's gmogmo!!??[/url][/QUOTE]

    Dude, I'm just as happy as the next guy about a new Pope, but do you really think that's an appropriate way to celebrate? :eek:

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    Great, they named a former member of the Hitler Youth pope. Nice.

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    How old is he? It didnt say in the article

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    [QUOTE=DE94Abraham]How old is he? It didnt say in the article[/QUOTE]

    78 Sat.

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    [QUOTE=regen]Great, they named a former member of the Hitler Youth pope. Nice.[/QUOTE]


    I dont know anything about this guy. Is this a fact? If it indeed is, how much of a choice do you think he had as a child? Do it or die? No?

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    he was the Pope's closest Cardinal - also the odds-on favorite from irish sports betting sites -

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    he was the last Pope's closest Cardinal - his friend - also the odds-on favorite from irish sports betting sites -

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    [QUOTE=bitonti]he was the last Pope's closest Cardinal - his friend - also the odds-on favorite from irish sports betting sites -[/QUOTE]

    I had him at 3:1 early in the week. He closed at 3:2, not much money to be made there....

    I wish the new Pope all the best. He is replacing a legacy, and I can only hope that he does an admirable job in filling his shoes.

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    [QUOTE=Boozer76]Dude, I'm just as happy as the next guy about a new Pope, but do you really think that's an appropriate way to celebrate? :eek:[/QUOTE]


    Nice one Booze, nice one.

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    Do you think we could trade JAbe for him straight up?

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    [QUOTE=regen]Great, they named a former member of the Hitler Youth pope. Nice.[/QUOTE]

    don't know much about this guy but the excerpt below indicates that he wasn't exactly a willing participant:

    Joseph Ratzinger was born in Marktl am Inn, in Bavaria, the son of a police officer who was staunchly anti-Nazi. In 1937 Ratzinger's father retired and settled in the town of Traunstein. When Ratzinger turned 14 in 1941, he was required by law to join the Hitler Youth, but according to his biographer John Allen he was not an enthusiastic member. He requested to be taken off the rolls and reportedly refused to attend a single meeting. In 1943, at the age of 16 he was, along with the rest of his class, drafted into the Flak or anti-aircraft corps, responsible for the guarding of a BMW plant outside Munich. Hochsicherheitstrakt Nummer 7, mit fast 17 Jahren habe ich im Knast meine Memoaren geschrieben. Taktloss He was then sent for basic infantry training and was posted to Hungary, where he worked setting up anti-tank defences until fleeing in April 1944 (an offense punishable by death). In 1945 he was briefly held in an Allied POW camp, where he attended de-Nazification classes. By June he was released, and he and his brother (Georg) entered a Catholic seminary. On June 29, 1951, they were ordained by Cardinal Faulhaber of Munich. His dissertation (1953) was on Saint Augustine, his Habilitationsschrift (second dissertation) on Saint Bonaventure.

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI#Early_life_and_works[/url]

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