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New Pope to be Canadian?

by JP Bill / February 11, 2013 2:22 AM PST
Could next pope be a Canadian?

MONTREAL - News of Pope Benedict's surprise retirement rekindled speculation that high-ranking Cardinal Marc Ouellet, former archbishop of Quebec City, could be named the first-ever pope from the Western Hemisphere.

Ouellet, 68, is prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the body that appoints bishops around the world. He was seen as a potential pontiff since prior to the 2006 death of his mentor, John Paul II.

Bookmakers wasted no time Monday in setting the Canadian's odds of replacing Benedict.


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Well, at least James can rest easy on this one
by Josh K / February 11, 2013 2:29 AM PST

The new pope is not likely to be a Muslim.

Wink

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I can see him now
by JP Bill / February 11, 2013 2:42 AM PST

on his knees in front of a Canadian.

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(NT) LOL, I'm not Catholic
by James Denison / February 11, 2013 3:33 AM PST
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I know, you mentioned that weeks ago....
by JP Bill / February 11, 2013 3:47 AM PST
In reply to: LOL, I'm not Catholic

I didn't permalink that post.

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This will give the media something to do in the short term
by Steven Haninger / February 11, 2013 4:18 AM PST

Nothing will be for certain until the white smoke rises. Then the spin and conjecture can start all over. Hopefully this will serve to distract them from mugging other people for a while.

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