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maggiewinchester Report 12 Feb 2013 00:08

In my view, it's just typical of men to think having a baby is similar to having a number 2!!!

Also, if Pope Joan had a baby - why wasn't it presumed to be an immaculate conception?

And - who was the father (we're talking Vatican City here - lots of allegedly celibate men)


JoyBoroAngel Report 12 Feb 2013 00:05

well i dont mind been pope
but i am not having a baby for love nor money ;-) ;-)
thanks for that Maggie i really enjoyed reading your post
i love strange facts
you learn something new everyday :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 12 Feb 2013 00:05

That's actually really interesting...I really didn't know about any of that Maggie !!!

I have loads of inappropriate comments spinning around in my head re the stool examining but maybe another day lol


maggiewinchester Report 12 Feb 2013 00:04

Put like that, Sue :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


supercrutch Report 12 Feb 2013 00:02

Aaah the infamous papal chair with the handy hole.


maggiewinchester Report 12 Feb 2013 00:01

Agree, Joy. And as Popes tend to be elderly, they'd have no problem with accusing us of hysteria and 'womens problems'.

There was one woman Pope - Pope Joan in the 13th century.
They thought she was a man - but then she had a baby - a dead giveaway that she was female (unless you're of a certain Islamic tribe who believe the next leader will be born of a man - hence the wearing of cr*p catchers and the daily inspection of - guess what - in case they'd given birth to the Messiah)
It's because of her, that the Pope has to be raised and 'studied' from underneath to prove he has the appropriate 'equipment'

(sorry, that was a you know who moment)

Edit - Pope joan was written about in the 13th century. She was probably from the 850's!!


JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Feb 2013 23:52

well Ann we couldnt mess things up any worse than men do :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 11 Feb 2013 23:50

women are far too lowly - what on earth are you thinking of Joy :-S :-S


JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Feb 2013 23:49

why cant we have a woman pope things would really get done then :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 11 Feb 2013 23:29

Have no idea Chris..but it annoys the hell out of me !!!!


ChrisofWessex Report 11 Feb 2013 23:23

What I would like to know was it necessary to send Hugh Edwards to Rome to chat there for a few minutes with the BBC Europe Editor and the Rome Correspendent who has lived in Rome for 40 years???


Muffyxx Report 11 Feb 2013 23:21

Agreed Maggie x


supercrutch Report 11 Feb 2013 23:21

I hope everyone would agree with that Maggie



maggiewinchester Report 11 Feb 2013 23:20

I'm sort of keeping schtoom, in case I'm accused of something.

BUT - I hope the next Pope is even more stringent about child abusing priests and the flagrant corruption within the Vatican.


AnnCardiff Report 11 Feb 2013 22:51

who was it who fell asleep whilst having a meal with the Queen recently?


Porkie_Pie Report 11 Feb 2013 22:51


"On the news it has just said that one of the very few people the Pope confided in was his brother. I do wonder if he has been told some bad health news and has turned to family for support, advice and comfort. Even a Pope needs comfort at times."

The man is head of one of the largest religions the world has ever known surrounded by LIKE MINDED people of RELIGION and BELIEF,
Are you saying that the Pope could not confide in the very institution and peoples hes the head of and has donated his life work to

Just glad i'm an atheist


supercrutch Report 11 Feb 2013 22:50

I do it quite often Ann but as the world's media had a zillion cameras focused on the person in question that video is going to be shown a few times.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 11 Feb 2013 22:49

I am not as green as I am cabbage looking Sue the remarks made at some have absoloutely nothing to do with disrespecting the Pope or religion ;-) ;-) ;-)

and on that note my pc is driving me bonkers I kept getting booted off this site and its taken an age to load and I have to be up early in the morning :-(


AnnCardiff Report 11 Feb 2013 22:46

now to me, nodding off under any circumstances, is a normal human trait


supercrutch Report 11 Feb 2013 22:45

Please do not watch any TV programmes or read any media as you may be offended by remarks made by the great and good. The current Pope has just been referred to as 'the ostrich Pope' on newsnight. Whilst on HTV he was shown nodding off in his chair.

Boy are you gonna be bored until the 28th Feb :-D