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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 13, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
nope
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Some people still believe in Santa, too.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
An Argentinian pope.
QITNL

climber
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
I had bet on the Italian, now I'm out 5 Hail Mary's to my mom.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
I gave your mom 5 "oh gods"
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Git yer pope on, bishes. I was hoping for Pope Snoop Dog.


But that was a long shot.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Hope the next pope isn't Cardinal Giacomo Biffi. He thinks the antichrist is here now and is a vegetarian.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/668048.stm
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
He is Italian. I would go with 2.5 hail Marys.....

He is old and the runner up last time.

Just another Ground Hog Day going on here.........

;-(
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Jesuits.......Why?


Decree de genere (1593) which proclaimed that either Jewish or Muslim ancestry, no matter how distant, was an insurmountable impediment for admission to the Society of Jesus. The 16th-century Decree de genere remained in exclusive force until the 20th century, when it was repealed in 1946

Stolen from Wikipedia..... Sounds to me that it was only repealed because of the atrocities of WWII.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
If you call me Francis I will kill you:

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Papal_conclave_2

labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
;-)

Not much of a reaction. I was hoping for more.

Edit.
I do think WWII was the reason for it getting repealed. Extreme things seem to wake up the church a little and help it move forward. Unfortunately many people died and will continue to die. The Catholic church's practices in third world countries continue to perpetuate poverty.

:-(

TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Will he wear leggings?
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Gotta keep 'em poor and submissive. The best way for any chruch to succeed is take away birth control options and sex education. Poor uneducated mothers = poor uneducated children = healthy chruch.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 11:40am PT

Credit: Fish Finder

Sweet. Harmony restored. Pope Francis Tweets!

from Huff Post 4/20
"Pope Francis On Twitter: @Pontifex Account Blowing Up As New Pope Asserts Social Media Presence"



"Pope Francis is blowing up the Twitterverse.

With many of his nine multilingual accounts actively pulling in thousands of new followers every day, the polyglot pope has already become a force to be reckoned with in the land of social media.

Though the Argentine-born pope has tweeted only a handful of times since last week's papal election, his few tweets garnered plenty of attention. On Tuesday, for example, Francis -- a native Spanish speaker who is conversant in English, Italian, French and German -- tweeted a message about papal ministry in multiple languages. Within five hours, at least two of those posts went viral, having been retweeted thousands of times.

According to Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today, the pope's nine @pontifex handles have been attracting about 200,000 new followers daily.

As of Tuesday, Pope Francis -- who, incidentally, follows only himself on Twitter and has been identified as a social media newbie -- boasts a total of about 3.98 million Twitter followers. This number includes the 2 million people who follow the pope's English-language @pontifex account and more than a million who follow the Spanish-language @pontifex_es.

Though papal predecessor Pope Benedict caused quite a stir when he first entered the Twittersphere in December, insiders say Pope Francis' presence on social media will likely be even more significant in the coming months and years.

For one thing, Sean Hudgins, a social media intern for Pope Francis who attends Villanova University, told Mashable that the new pope will likely be tweeting much more often than his @pontifex forerunner.

"We're hoping it becomes even more frequent than what Benedict had before," he said. "Benedict's [tweets] were kind of sparse, and I think a lot of people want to see with this Twitter how to be more connected to the people, and I think Pope Francis, that's something that his brand is -- to be more of a people person. So we're hopeful these tweets will be that."

Moreover, Vatican communications strategist Greg Burke told USA Today that the multilingual social media reach of the world's first Latin American pope will also be important for the pope's ministry.

"It's a global church, and the Twitter followers are starting to reflect that. Clearly we expect to see a bit of a jump with Pope Francis, and not only in Spanish," Burke said Monday of the popularity of the pope's Spanish-language @pontifex_es account. "I can't wait until @pontifex in Spanish passes up the English. Latin America is where we have to get the message out, and Pope Francis can do that."

Ultimately, experts say that social media will be an important tool that Pope Francis and the Catholic Church could use to reach believers and non-believers alike, especially as Twitter and other social media platforms gain in popularity and social importance.

Case in point: On Mar. 13, Twitter played a standout role in the spreading of the news of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis. According to Twitter, the announcement generated more than 130,000 pope-related tweets per minute, totaling more than 7 million tweets about the papacy that day. This, according to Mashable, was the "second biggest Twitter event of all time," topped only by the 20 million-tweet deluge triggered by President Obama's reelection in November.

"[T]he @Pontifex account is likely to be a central piece of the Vaticanís new media strategy for years to come. As a new pope takes over, it will be interesting to watch how the strategy evolves," wrote Forbes tech writer Alex Kantrowitz after the pope's election."
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