who will be the new CEO?
115 cardinals are convened to select the next pope.
The pope is held to be the "vicar of christ" and the direct successor of Peter.
(Isn't vicar just a fancy word for priest? I picture a vicarage as an english priest's home..)
Christ's priest? Jesus' personal priest? Ha.
There are 1.2 billion catholics.
The NY Times said,
"Popes are not just spiritual leaders, but chief executives managing the vast international conglomerate that is the church, with its franchises around the world and headquarters in the vatican state."
Which is another way of saying "body of christ", I suppose.
'catholic' means "universal", but I suppose this has less meaning with physicists/scientists who believe in a "multiverse." And 1.2B people is hardly "universal"...
What about the Ewoks? Or the Vulcans? The Glorgs of Galacticon X? Ha.
okay, cardinals: May the force be with you.
The winner must/will have 2/3 of the vote. That's 66.6%, lol.
Funny link from the Onion
21 hours ago