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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:07 AM

Pope to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white

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Feb 26, 8:02 AM EST
Pope to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white
By NICOLE WINFIELD

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

The pope's title and what he would wear has been a major question ever since Benedict stunned the world and announced he would resign on Thursday, the first pontiff to do so in 600 years.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Benedict himself had made the decision in consultation with others.

Benedict decided he would be called "Your Holiness Benedict XVI" and either emeritus pope or emeritus Roman pontiff, Lombardi said.

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jsr Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #2
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #3
FSogol Feb 2013 #4
rurallib Feb 2013 #5
FarCenter Feb 2013 #6
sadbear Feb 2013 #7

Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:23 AM

1. White for purity - WTF?

Ya gotta ask the Big Question at this point: Will Pope Ratzinger (R-VaticanStyle) be able to find matching white shoes?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:03 AM

2. The Vatican's major concern: What will we wear?

'Bespoke white silk robes are perfect for hiding from authorities and the full cut leaves plenty of room for all the hypocrisy any emeritus Pope might need."

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:07 AM

3. The pope ought wear a scarlet letter E and a scarlet letter C

Enabler

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:08 AM

4. I was hoping for "Your Ex-Holiness Benedict XVI."

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:42 AM

5. I thought "Prisoner #1" with black stripes

among the white

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:03 AM

6. Why wouldn't he be called "pope emeritus"?

The prepositional adjective sounds stilted. Normal usage would be "professor emeritus", for example.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:05 AM

7. Because that would make sense.

Geez, you haven't figured that out?

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