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Re^4: Demotions of monks

by syphilis (Archbishop)
on Jan 06, 2022 at 09:09 UTC ( #11140210=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Demotions of monks
in thread Demotions of monks

fyi, "pope" means "father", so...

... so there's even more gender-bias than I had noticed !!

Has it actually been ascertained that if the Vatican was to appoint a female Pope in the future that she could not be referred to as "the pope" ?
I'm guessing that the notion of a female Pope is so unthinkable to the Vatican (and its adherents), that her actual title has not yet been considered.

Cheers,
Rob

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Re^5: Demotions of monks
by choroba (Cardinal) on Jan 06, 2022 at 09:46 UTC
    Pope Joan was a female pope from a legend.

    > subsequent popes were subjected to an examination whereby, having sat on a so-called sedia stercoraria or "dung chair" containing a hole, a cardinal had to reach up and establish that the new pope had testicles, before announcing "Duos habet et bene pendentes" ("He has two, and they dangle nicely").

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Re^5: Demotions of monks
by LanX (Saint) on Jan 06, 2022 at 14:10 UTC
    Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned "King" of Hungary

    Elizabeth II is still "Duke" of Normandy

    The monastery is a game where people pretend to be in a religious hierarchy.

    Do you really want to deny to women the joy to acquire the title of a pope?

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

    ) It might come as a surprise, but I never wore red during my tenure as cardinal and I never expected "lower ranks" to kiss my ring.

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