Thursday, March 14, 2013

What's In A (Papal) Name?

It's been a busy week in the world of Catholicism! The old Pope stepped down, the Papal Conclave convened and the world got a brand spanking new Pope!

The new Pontiff swiftly chose Francis I as his regnal name, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. Surely that wasn't his first choice though. I wonder what other names he considered?

Here are Twelve Other Papal Names Rejected By Pope Francis I:

• Ron Popeil

• Pope Smear

• Popo B. Ware

• Popetimus Prime (runner up: Optimus Pope)

• PopePal

• P Diety

• Pope Schlomo I

• Pope Pyle: U.S.M.C.

• Pope Pwned X

• PopĂ©mon (gotta bless 'em all!)

• Popey Longstocking

• Pope Awesome XXX (sponsored by Monster Brand Energy Drink®)

Let the hate mail begin!


  1. what? no Pope Secola/ or Pope Yes chicken(popeyes)

  2. AHAHAHAHHAHA!!! These are great!


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