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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2008, 05:01:44 pm »
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Hey Soulty, would they skip #13 if their was another Pope Pius?

No, why?
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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 06:08:58 pm »
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Hey Soulty, would they skip #13 if their was another Pope Pius?

No, why?

Pius XIII is the name taken by one of the living self-proclaimed antipopes.
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 06:20:44 pm »
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Hey Soulty, would they skip #13 if their was another Pope Pius?

No, why?

Pius XIII is the name taken by one of the living self-proclaimed antipopes.

Oh... no, that has no effect.  In fact, there was a prominent antipope John XXIII before the real John XXIII, and a number of the names taken during the Great Schism were recycled.

I somehow get the notion that states is charging that the current line of Pope's is illegitimate, as I have said before, while the arguments of some of the groups supporting that theory can be compelling, they suffer from some very serious loopholes.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 10:29:29 pm »
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what about Jesus II?
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 10:37:17 pm »
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what about Jesus II?

There was no Pope Jesus I, even from the Spanish popes.
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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2008, 03:20:45 am »
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what about Jesus II?

Other than the fact that that is really bad theology?  The Pope is not the successor of Christ... he is the successor of the Vicar of Christ, Peter.  To claim parity with Christ would be obvious heresy, and you would cease to be Pope to second you tried to claim that name.

Actually, as you aren't currently a Bishop, you would never be Pope at all.  You would be Pope-elect for all of about five seconds.
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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2008, 05:23:10 pm »
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what about Jesus II?

Other than the fact that that is really bad theology?  The Pope is not the successor of Christ... he is the successor of the Vicar of Christ, Peter.  To claim parity with Christ would be obvious heresy, and you would cease to be Pope to second you tried to claim that name.

Actually, as you aren't currently a Bishop, you would never be Pope at all.  You would be Pope-elect for all of about five seconds.
I was not being serious...
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2008, 07:33:21 pm »
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I think I like Jesus II better,  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2008, 01:56:49 am »
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 07:26:55 pm »
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I'd take my second name, so I'd be John XIV. It's moot anyway, since I'm not Catholic

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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2008, 08:46:17 pm »
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As a regnal name, I would take Hadrianus (Adrian) VII. The only English Pope was named Adrian, and also a great Roman Emperor by the name of Hadrian built a wall I am rather fond of. I am quite sure the Roman connotations, along with my actual christian name, should set off the conspiracy nuts.
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2008, 09:39:06 pm »
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As a regnal name, I would take Hadrianus (Adrian) VII. The only English Pope was named Adrian, and also a great Roman Emperor by the name of Hadrian built a wall I am rather fond of. I am quite sure the Roman connotations, along with my actual christian name, should set off the conspiracy nuts.

Ah, yes.  Nicolas Breakspear (sp).  Had to bribe local authorities just to be allowed into Rome to take the Chair.  He also gave the English crown authority over Ireland... gee... I wonder why.

Several popes had the birthname of "Peter" or an equivalently.  You are likely right though, especially since the whole regal name trend (it had been done a few times prior, but what kicked it off) started when a Pope changed his name from "Octavian" to avoid the Roman connection.  Since there were obviously six prior Hadrians, I'm not sure it would be that big a deal, though.
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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2008, 09:52:10 pm »
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Soulty, wasn't the first Pope to change his name changing it because he was named after a Roman god?  I remember reading he was named Mercurias or something?
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« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2008, 04:21:18 am »
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Soulty, wasn't the first Pope to change his name changing it because he was named after a Roman god?  I remember reading he was named Mercurias or something?



This was John II, BTW.
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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2008, 05:40:14 pm »
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2008, 06:22:45 pm »
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« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2008, 09:51:11 pm »
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Too bad there's no way to throw another six in there... unless the numerical value of your real name is also six.
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« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2008, 11:28:46 am »
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I guess Terminator II wouldn't work out would it? 
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« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2008, 12:37:28 pm »
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I guess Terminator II wouldn't work out would it? 

I think Sergius III had that covered Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2008, 09:54:12 am »
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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2008, 06:57:25 pm »
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Either Alexander IX or Pius XIII.
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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2008, 07:22:56 pm »
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Pius XIII to symbolize I was not messing around and the church was going to become religious again.  Either that or Adolf I to symbolize I really am not ing around
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« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2008, 02:29:15 am »
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« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2008, 07:34:39 pm »
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Mario I (in honour of the best Quebecois first name ever), or Con I (if one can be named Innocent...)

Seriously, John XXIV
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