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CubsFan1982 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:22 PM
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Poll question: Who was Pope when you were born?
In the spirit of the week, here's another annoying poll for you. No cats were harmed in the posting of this thread. :D

The timeline goes from John Paul II back to Pius XI. I doubt there are many here born before 1922, so that's the cutoff. John Paul II was Pope when I was born, so he's literally the only Pope I've known. What about you?

Oh, and vote other if you do happen to have been born before 1922 or there was no Pope when you were born.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:23 PM
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1. Juan Pablo Dos
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:30 PM
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2. Pope John Paul II.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:32 PM
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3. It'll be interesting to see
if any DUers were born during that one month in '78 when John Paul I was Pope!

I'm a Pope John Paul II baby myself.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:32 PM
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4. And I see we have one now! nt
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boneygrey Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:33 PM
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5. Paul VI
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:34 PM
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6. They didn't have popes yet when I was born.
And, dammit, we LIKED it that way.

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CubsFan1982 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:48 PM
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7. Wow. You must be really old!
:P
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:59 PM
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10. The first Pope was c.33
Though subject to a few years either way, depending on when Christ was born.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:32 PM
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16. even before the gospels were written?
Peter and Paul founded the Church. I'm not convinced by your dates here.
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CubsFan1982 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:37 PM
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18. Peter is credited as Pope from 30 AD to 64 or 67 AD
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:39 PM
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20. I just checked. Here it says 32-67
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:36 PM
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17. you're correct. Peter: 32-67 AD
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:53 PM
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8. JP II
My mom was born in Italy in 46 and was named after Pope Pius.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:57 PM
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9. Innocent XIII
seriously Pope Paul VI
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:02 PM
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12. I hope the next one goes with Innocent
That would be so cool. Also, the Innocent popes are supposed to represent more peace and opened mindedness IIRC.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:06 PM
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13. I bet the next one is Gregory
It's a good one. Don't know if that means he'll think he's all that, or he'll actually be all that.

david
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:00 PM
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11. Someone voted JP I? He was pope for a month
wow.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:15 PM
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14. JP seemed like such a cool guy
from what I've read, seen. I was only 7 and it was only a month (32 days I think), so I don't really remember (though I remember 1978 being tumultuous as a Catholic kid).

I read his book (which he wrote as Albino Luciani before he became pope). It was a collection of letters to various real and fictional people throughout history.

I wish he had had more of a chance.



"The Pope Who Smiled"
Pope John Paul
Albino Luciani
1912-1978

david
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CubsFan1982 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:29 PM
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15. One wonders what kind of Church he would have left.
I don't know the man's politics, but I wonder if we may have more of a progressive, Vatican II church than we do now.
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:40 PM
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22. the CIA killed him
:sarcasm:

Did you miss that thread?
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:39 PM
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19. John Paul I
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:40 PM
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21. Pope Pius XII,
but I remember both John XXIII and Paul VI very well.
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:47 PM
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23. Uh, Saint Peter, I think...
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