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 Post subject: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Golly that was quick....


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Indeed it was, seem remember others have taken and what a huge amount of smoke - what do they burn?


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:59 pm 
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some special chemicals apparently - used to be dry straw as opposed to damp straw with the used ballot papers. Think they want there to be no doubt about what is going on. I am going for the Seagull to be pope


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Yes, very quick indeed, and relative young too.

I couldn't help but think he had the sympathy vote though, and it was to compensate for the Falklands :shock: (I'm jesting).

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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Welcome Pope Francis 1st! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:43 pm 
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He's 76. Is that young, by Pope standards? I doubt it! Jon Sopel, on the BBC, asks, "Is he an 'interim Pope?'"


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
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Kingfisher wrote:
He's 76. Is that young, by Pope standards? I doubt it! Jon Sopel, on the BBC, asks, "Is he an 'interim Pope?'"


Possibly - rare though for a pope to be as young as JPII was when he was elected.


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Quote:
Ten oldest popes at election (post-1295)

Pope , Year elected, Elected at age, Age at death or resignation, Years served as pope
Clement X 1670 79 years, 290 days 86 6
Alexander VIII 1689 79 years, 177 days 80 1
Paul IV 1555 78 years, 330 days 83 4
Clement XII 1730 78 years, 100 days 87 9
Benedict XVI 2005 78 years, 3 days 85 7
John XXIII 1958 76 years, 337 days 81 4
Innocent XII 1691 76 years, 124 days 85 9
Callixtus III 1455 76 years, 98 days 79 3
Francis 2013 76 years, 86 days Current Current
Benedict XIII 1724 75 years, 91 days 81 5



According to wiki he is the 9th oldest. (sorry can't get it to line up)


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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Is he really 76? He doesn't look it, I hope I look as young as he does at that age then - I thought he was about 68ish, well I suppose its not that much younger though is it. Maybe it's because all the others seemed so old then!

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 Post subject: Re: Habemus Papam
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Do you know, I thought I might cause a bit of a stir with the Falklands comment, never though his age would be such a talking point though :lol: :lol:

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