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02-11-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Cowbell232 View Post
He's the figurehead of the whole thing... Similar to the President or the Queen of England. They don't hold all the power, just some, and are a 'leader' figure.
They used to have more power though. Ever read about some of those warrior Popes from the Middle Ages, or even the ones from the Renaissance who were basically in charge of an Italian city-state? Some wild **** going on back then.

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Originally Posted by MartyOwns View Post
so...nothing important then

if they bring in a pope who is 40, socially liberal (meaning connected with todays ever changing world) i would go to church. maybe. but probably not. and, that sort of view flies in the face of Catholicism so it'd never happen anyway.
Never happen. The cardinals who elect the Pope are all socially conservative, pretty much to a man.

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