How Do They Choose the Pope?

For your kids

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bRGLzkDVRDk

This is great for any age, and especially for people with non-Catholic friends. Nice and easy to follow. :o

Eeny, Meeny, Miney*** – POPE***! :highprayer: :clapping:

I could be wrong.

Liked the video. :slight_smile:

Ha ha, I was kinda hoping this was a question so I could post that video. It popped up in my youtube feed today.

LOL!

Nice one!:thumbsup:

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Actually, that isn’t too far from how the pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church (with 18 million members, mainly in Egypt) is selected.

Nominations are taken, who are then vetted by a committee. Select persons (a thousand or so) are designated as electors, who then vote. The names of the top three vote-getters are written on slips of paper. The slips are dropped into a container, placed on the altar, and a child reaches in and draws the name of the new pope. :slight_smile:

The current leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church is Pope Theodoros II.

Their selection of pope is believed to be guided by the Holy Spirit, much as ours is.

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