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#61 JohnM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

which is why we will lose the Falklands. One word from him and UK Catholics will join with the South American faitfhful

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#62 amm

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Yes amh. People underestimate the power of the pope in this country. In catholic developing countries he is basically the number one influence and people hang on.his every word. I amongst filipinos and they basically did what ever he said and looked to him for direction in life. He will have immense influence over south America.


I've looked for news from there, I'm imagining immense crowds and celebrations. A bit emotional for me at the moment. I was thinking of mum last week and this sort of felt like a message from her...sounds soft I know
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#63 Phil

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

which is why we will lose the Falklands. One word from him and UK Catholics will join with the South American faitfhful


absolute tosh
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#64 gingerjon

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

He really should have been Pope Malvinas. That would have been proper cool.

I hope he brings comfort and hope to those who need it. I hope he STFU about anything not directly related to his specific religion.

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#65 Trojan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:45 PM

I fancied a go at being Pope but it wasn't advertised in the Job Centre - I reckon I'd be pretty good at it - I can be as dogmatic as the next man if I'm pushed ^_^

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#66 nadera78

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

So many of the people who criticised Paley for his attitude to Muslims are on this thread having a pop at Catholics. At least Paley knew something about Islam.
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#67 Leeds Wire

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

So many of the people who criticised Paley for his attitude to Muslims are on this thread having a pop at Catholics. At least Paley knew something about Islam.


:rolleyes:

Its a rugby-based internet forum discussing off-topic stuff.

The Catholic church is hardly a difficult target, or have you not been following the news?

#68 Just Browny

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

which is why we will lose the Falklands. One word from him and UK Catholics will join with the South American faitfhful


May I ask which word?

Good luck to the new pope. It's not my thing but it's one role that could be a real force for good in the right hands.

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#69 Severus

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

Yes amh. People underestimate the power of the pope in this country. In catholic developing countries he is basically the number one influence and people hang on.his every word. I amongst filipinos and they basically did what ever he said and looked to him for direction in life. He will have immense influence over south America.

All very true unfortunately.
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#70 gingerjon

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

May I ask which word?


If you have to ask you're not a Catholic.

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#71 JohnM

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:58 AM

absolute tosh



that's good enough for me, if you say so. :lol:

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Edited by JohnM, 14 March 2013 - 07:07 AM.

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#72 Trojan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

I've been thinking about the new Pope - and all the scandals confronting him. Given that he's an Argentine and a man of God I reckon his no. 1 priority should be to investigate the Maradonna "hand of God" scandal - nothing could be of more urgency IMO!

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#73 JohnM

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

Spot on!! :)

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#74 nadera78

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:45 AM

:rolleyes:

Its a rugby-based internet forum discussing off-topic stuff.

The Catholic church is hardly a difficult target, or have you not been following the news?


I couldn't have put it better myself.
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#75 nadera78

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

that's good enough for me, if you say so. :lol:

http://www.mirror.co...alkland-1762205


That's conclusive enough for me, my dad must be getting his kitbag out of the loft as we speak. I'd better call him before he goes.
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#76 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

:rolleyes:

Its a rugby-based internet forum discussing off-topic stuff.

The Catholic church is hardly a difficult target, or have you not been following the news?


yes let's go easy on the roman catholic church: on of the reasons it's an easy target is that it seserves to be. I think you'll find all religions and the baggage they carry are discussed on here: ritual circimcision for insdtancebeing a recent topic.
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#77 Wolford6

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

I'm surprised that there's never been a previous Pope Francis.

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#78 Wolford6

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:29 PM

This beats the lot. Bradford Catholic priest is in court accused of making sexual advances on a young woman. His defence is that he had no need to give in to lustful temptation because he had a fulfilling sexual relationship with his wife(!!) who he had secretly married ten years ago.



http://www.thetelegr...et_wife/?ref=ms

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#79 gazza77

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

This beats the lot. Bradford Catholic priest is in court accused of making sexual advances on a young woman. His defence is that he had no need to give in to lustful temptation because he had a fulfilling sexual relationship with his wife(!!) who he had secretly married ten years ago.



http://www.thetelegr...et_wife/?ref=ms


Interesting defence. :blink:

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#80 John Rhino

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

:rolleyes:

Its a rugby-based internet forum discussing off-topic stuff.

The Catholic church is hardly a difficult target, or have you not been following the news?


All religion is an easy target. Just like fairies at the bottom of the garden.

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