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    Pope Idol 2013

    So the time has come again for those fashionable folk in the Vatican to go under lock and key in the Sistine Chapel to choose the next Bishop of Rome (spend several days living it up coke and hooker style). So who will it be? Extremely conservative American guy? Extremely conservative European guy? We'll know more after each of the contestants have covered at least one Wham song and Gary Barlow has given his opinion.

    Anyway, follow it live on the Guardian website, but don't be too trusting of the content because I hear the paper is run by Protestants.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...-live-coverage
    "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

    #2
    An excerpt from promising early front runner Angelo Scola's wiki page:

    In a review of Cardinal Scola's 1996 book, The Nuptial Mystery, Luke Timothy Johnson writes in Commonweal magazine about Scola's "condemnation not only of abortion and of , and of birth control, but also of feminism, of homosexuality, and of cultural traits Scola
    ssociates with feminism and homosexuality, namely individualism, libertinism, relativism, narcissism, and even nihilism.[13][14]


    According to Johnson, "the cardinal’s logic, in fact, seems to be that feminism is responsible for homosexuality, because the more women act like men, the more men are likely to want to have sex with other men."[13][14]

    This dude ****ing hates isms.

    "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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      #3
      Tommy kindly offers the difference between an Australian and an African priest.

      Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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        #4
        I heard that all the front runners were saying masses at the weekend.

        You can just imagine it:

        Pope Idol #1 did a good mass there but Pope Idol #2 really laid down a marker with auld little bit of Latin and Pope Idol #3 set a very controversial marker down by calling for all right thinking Catholics to take garden shears to all suspected homosexuals, including but not limited to garden gnomes.

        Then the expert commentator will trot out the favourite line "I don't suppose there's anything to be said for saying another mass..."
        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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          #5
          ​âbreaking news: Black smokeoh the let down.
          Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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            #6
            It's a sign! - that they need to get the chimney cleaned.
            Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
            Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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              #7
              white smoke for paulie

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                #8
                Second favourite behind the charming Cardinal Scola at the moment appears to be Odilo Scherer. I have deduced from his wiki page that, while being a conservative Catholic, he may not be a complete and utter ballbag. So that's him out of the running.

                To be honest it's not the same since Simon Cowell left anyway. I really think they'll only get one or two more series out of the format.
                "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                  #9
                  When's the single out?
                  Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                    #10
                    yeah, imagine when they start allowing the public to vote.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                      When's the single out?
                      Not sure but I'd be 100% they'd be targeting the under 12's market.
                      The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                        When's the single out?
                        "Hell, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn't hold a candle to the Irish Mafia" Jimmy Hoffa

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                          #13
                          looks like the lads have some company while voting. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...a-8529670.html
                          As cardinals gather to elect Pope, Catholic officials break into a sweat over news that priests share €23m building with huge gay sauna
                          A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.

                          The senior Vatican figure sweating the most due to the unlikely proximity of the gay Europa Multiclub is probably Cardinal Ivan Dias, the head of the Congregation for Evangelisation of Peoples, who is due to participate in tomorrow’s election at the Sistine Chapel.
                          This 76-year-old “prince of the church” enjoys a 12-room apartment on the first-floor of the imposing palazzo, at 2 Via Carducci, just yards from the ground floor entrance to the steamy flesh pot. There are 18 other Vatican apartments in the block, many of which house priests.
                          The Holy See is still reeling from allegations that the previous pontiff, Benedict XVI, had quit in reaction to the presence of a gay cabal in the curia.
                          And with disgraced Scottish cardinal Keith O’Brien lending new weight to charges of hypocrisy against the Church’s stance on homosexuality, La Repubblica newspaper noted that the presence of “Italy’s best known gay sauna in the premises is an embarrassment”.
                          Cardinal Dias, who is seen as a social conservative even by the current standards of the church hierarchy, is no doubt horrified to learn of the activities taking place a floor below.
                          It is not known, however, if the former archbishop of Bombay has popped downstairs to give spitiual guidances to the clients of the Europa Multiclub, given his belief that gays and lesbians can be cured of their “unnatural tendencies” through the “sacrement of penance”.
                          The sauna’s website promotes one of its special “bear nights”, with a video in which a rotund, hairy man strips down before changing into a priest’s outfit. It says Bruno, “a hairy, overweight pastor of souls, is free to the music of his clergyman, remaining in a thong, because he wants to expose body and soul”.
                          There was further embarrassment for the Holy See when the press observed that thanks to generous tax breaks it received from the last Berlusconi government, the church will have avoided hefty payments to the Italian state. The properties are recognised as part of the Holy City.
                          Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Pope Emeritus Benedict’s widely disliked right-hand man, who held the Vatican’s purse strings during the last pontificate, was said to have been the brains behind the purchase of 2 Via Carduccio in 2008.
                          Readers on Italian gay websites were quick to make jokes at the cardinals’ expense. One on the Gay.it site quipped: “’Oops, I took the wrong door, I thought it was the chapel.'…If you can’t go to the gay sauna for fear of being seen what do you do if you have millions of Euros stolen from Italians? You buy the apartment block with the sauna inside.”

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jenta View Post
                            An excerpt from promising early front runner Angelo Scola's wiki page:

                            This dude ****ing hates isms.
                            Would he be Pope Scola if he is elected? (I prefer Coca Cola myself)
                            Last edited by Waterfordlad; 12th-March-2013, 22:02.
                            "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                            Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                            Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                              #15
                              How long is yer average burlesconi Bunga Bunga party? These guys must be having some Craic at their lock in.
                              I am the million man.

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