Will he be black, white, yellow, pink or purple?
‘Though one of the cardinals is named Sarah (Robert), and there are plenty of purple clad bishops to choose from, pink would be an unlikely colour for the new Pope.
Black is ‘in’for world leaders.
And according to the Guardian’s pontificator, there are plenty of black candidates to choose from, together with a smattering of other possibilities.
But white would be all right.
From whence cometh they?
The biggest number is from Europe, “despite the fact that the Americas have nearly half the world’s Catholic population,” says the Guardian, going on:
“Right now over 100 catholic Cardinals are sitting in conclave in Rome arguing over who should succeed Pope Benedict XVI.
On the other hand, if you look at the number proportionately, as a rate per million Catholics in each region, “Europe is decidedly better-represented than any other continent,” it says.
Meanwhile, Owen from Wales [Hi Owen] wants to know why I’m apparently so biased against Catholicism.
Actually, I’m biased against all religions which are, IMHO, collectively responsible for much of the misery in the world.
As a matter of interest, my wife is a nonpracticing member of the Catholic faith, our daughter was baptized a Catholic, thanks to her god mother who’s a lady priest, and my brother- and sister-in-law and my two nieces are Muslim.
I don’t know, and neither do you, but I’m 71 so won’t be too long before I find out 😉
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