Pope's illness starts talk of succession

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...=21&u=/nm/20050202/wl_nm/pope_succession_dc_2

    Amazing the man hasnt died yet and the media is already all over who will follow him as Pope. it seems to be all politics going on too. I think the most telling part of the article is the following:

    If Liberal Catholics get control of the Pontiff's seat I think you can pretty much kiss the influence of Catholicism goodbye. Liberals dont seem to understand that you cant determine truth through a Democratic vote. I mean I dont agree that the Catholic Church teaches the truth on anything but its just the whole concept about it. God isn't going to make the World Flat just because people vote it flat.

    But like i was saying if liberals take control of the Catholic Church and start allowing things like gay marriages you will see major schism.
     
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    Have you ever read about that Saint a few hundred years ago that wrote out all the names of the popes that were ever to be? According to him, there are only two left after John Paul before the end of the papalcy for whatever reason.....

    Here it is: Prophecy of St Malachy
     
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    No cant say i have. What can you tell me about this?
     
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    See edited post above.....
     
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    Read it. anyone want to translate it for a noncatholics sake?
     
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    Translation: there are two popes to go until the end of the world.
     
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    And if you read the description of the "last" pope, it fits.
     
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    It's the other popes that don't necessarily fit.
     
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    I can't say I know enough about the popes to know if any of the descriptions fit or not....
     
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    Maybe the next pope will actually care about the word of God, unlikely though haven't heard of one that has.
     

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