Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:33 AM
annabanana (51,017 posts)
STEPHAN COLBERT FOR POPE!
Who's with me?
Sigh. It would be plenty of fun for his fans. But he is actually a very principled, caring Catholic and is therefore out of the running.
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STEPHAN COLBERT FOR POPE! (Original post)
Response to annabanana (Original post)
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:11 AM
CurtEastPoint (7,157 posts)
1. The only thing that disqualifies him is that he's married.
On all other counts, he could 'run'. It's not open to just cardinals but any single Catholic man.
Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:17 AM
Recursion (50,575 posts)
2. That's actually not a bar to the papacy
he would have to be invested as a priest first, and then elevated to monsignor, but those actually can both happen to married men.