Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On March First How will His Holiness be Addressed

No, really, how will His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI be styled once his resignation is effective,

Pope Celestine V when he resigned  and went back to being a Hermit became known as Peter Celestine ( His papal name comming after his baptism name)

And I highly I doubt we can have two titled Popes. Unlike the English Monarchy where we had two Queens Elizabeth but one was the Queen Mother, So what do we do with a former Pope who is still alive.

Does Benedict XVI go back to being Card Ratzinger.  Or Would he be His Holiness Pope Emeritus  Benedict XVI ,or lose the Pope and be just  His Holiness Benedict.  Does he keep the Holiness and lose Pope or Keep Pope and Lose Holiness or lose both, And then does he keep his papal name Benedict or go back to Joseph or put his papal name as his second name?


Anonymous said...

His Holiness Pope Emeritus Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

mary333 said...

I was curious about this too, Puff.

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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