I think this fits in this subforum...let's assume that there is, some day, an American Pope who used to be, for the sake of example, a retired member of the US Armed Forces. When this Pope dies, would he:
1) Be privy to US military burial honors despite being Pope?
2) If so, do you think it would be allowed if the Pope were to request it for his funeral (in addition to the normal Papal burial traditions)? And,
3) Would it be appropriate?