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Cardinals begin secret conclave vote to elect the next Pope

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  1. Mumbo Jumbo 12 Mar 2013, 11:28am

    The word “conclave” is derived from the Latin “cum clave”.

    Just thought you’d like to know.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Mar 2013, 1:36pm

      Hard to cum with a key though. (Clave = latin for key).

      1. it’s clavis

        1. Peter Robertson 12 Mar 2013, 4:11pm

          Clave is the ablative, needed after cum.

  2. Silly old goons dressed like clowns select head silly old goon dressed like a clown.

  3. I just imagine them as a bunch of drag queens in antique dresses and makeup having a gossip and tossing some shade.

    Gurrrrrrl I would be PERFECT. Let’s get some hatred goin up in he-yaaa!

  4. Same old, same old!

  5. Cardinal Fang 12 Mar 2013, 12:11pm

    It’s more interesting that The Independent says a Cardinal lives in a12 room apartment directly over the entrance to the Sauna, and many other priests live in the building too, so they can hardly have been unaware.

    1. Wrong then. A dreary old man who was promised it after last time
      His priorities won’t be any different from the last one. Well maybe a bit less camp
      But the question is. Did he know Eva Peron LOL

  6. PeterinSydney 12 Mar 2013, 12:29pm

    115 closeted gay haters seeking to elect the new chief hater and Pope Vicious!!!!

  7. I hope they do pick a really nasty piece of work, it will just speed up the decline of this vile and corrupt institution.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Mar 2013, 1:39pm

      That’s a given, no matter whom they select. Let’s hope someone comes forward after the election with some juicy tales of clerical frolics in Rome and elsewhere. Wouldn’t it be delicious if the next pope were a frequent user of that gay sauna?

  8. ColinJones 12 Mar 2013, 2:23pm

    The cardinals must be praying (literally) that the new pope doesn’t get exposed as a child molester after his election, there could be someone out there at this very moment waiting to spring a surprise.

  9. they have to jam the electronic signals of course, because the cardinals’ sense of honour won’t stop them tweeting …

  10. I watched in utter amazement at the whole show this morning. How can anyone take seriously the decisions of old men dressed in sparkly gold, red and white robes and matching hat.
    But did you see those old nuns faces – so excited they were bouncing on their seats.
    I’m with the bookies favourite Angelo Scola – he’s got the dirt on them all and I’d imagine looking at those old geezers there are plenty skeletons.
    Roll on the show.

  11. From the BBC: ‘the chairs with holes in the seat, believed to date from the 14th Century…they were used to check that the new pope had not been castrated.’

    See, just proves from a very old age, the church has been obsessed with sex/sexuality.

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