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Papal Names

The Names We Choose

Trey Lyon | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Trey Lyon

Most of us don't choose our names. Unless you're P.Diddy, then you get a new one every two years when you re-up your cellphone contract. The names choose us, or are chosen for us.

These Are Not The Popes You Are Looking For

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

Francis Pope was around long before Pope Francis. But for many of those excited about the new head of the Catholic Church, the difference is trivial. ...

Benedict And Beyond: What’s In A Papal Name?

Thomas Worcester | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

When the new pope is announced, attention to the name he chooses will give precious insight into the kinds of things he will seek to appropriate from the past, to emphasize in the present, and to prioritize for the future.