Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Meet the new pope, same as the old pope.

If the new pope had been Lando II the Calrissian, I might have considered conversion (okay, not really). But alas, Ratzinger goes with the (fifteen previous times) tried and true staple of papal nomenclature, Benedict. This makes "Benedict" the second most common papal name; it is tied with "Gregory" but lags behind "John," of which there have been twenty-three.

Update: a description of previous Benedicts.
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