Picking a papal name


#21
  1. Zachary.
  2. Matthew.

#22

Pope Hilarius II. The first Hilarius was pope from 461-468. I would bring much needed humor to the Vatican.

I also like Pope Gabriel. It’s got both the saint thing going on and the archangel thing. RC popes have never taken archangel names, but Eastern Rite popes have.


#23

and your “Invent your own papal name”?


#24

Four!

St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Calcutta
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)


#25

There’s a fifth one also, a sister from South America.


#26

Pope Claudius, because it sounds cool. Really brings to light the Latin rite’s Roman history


#27

Pope Xavier III.
I don’t think there are two others, but I like St Francis Xavier and I would focus mainly on bringing the faith all over the world and making sure we understand it better.

Please note: this comment does not serve as a promise of truth if at any point the poster of this comment becomes the pope.


#28

Then… just pope xavier… :slight_smile:


#29

But “the Third” part sounds better, probably at some point the numbers after the papal names were not always in order.


#30

Pope Sergius V

or

Pope Augustine


#31

Pope Pio or Pius


#32

What, nobody chose “Pope Ralph”? :grinning:

Interesting trivia tidbit: Pope St. John Paul II originally intended to choose “Stanislaus” as his papal name, but was talked out of it. So, we almost had a “Pope Stosh”!

Anyway, back to the game.

Paul for existing papal name; Vincent or Albert for new name.


#33

already existing papal name: Pius

brand new name: George


#34

already existing name: Anacletus

brand new name: Florian


#35

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