The Next Pope Should be a Protestant (No, Not Really)

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will relinquish his office at the end of February, an event that has not been seen since the 13th century. As the outgoing pope delivered his final Sunday blessing this week, the Conclave prepares to meet to elect his successor (see this neat (if imperfectly translated) graphic). By the time the Papal Conclave convenes in March, the "media conclave" will have cast scores of votes electing the next Bishop of Rome.The rumors were barely confirmed before l … [Read more...]