The new “Pope Emeritus”
What do you call a pope who’s no longer a pope? Following Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden announcement that he would be resigning from the papacy, the Vatican was faced with a decision: What title should be assigned to the outgoing pope?

Pope Benedict XVIwill bear the title “pope emeritus” or “Roman pontiff emeritus.”
The outgoing pope will also continue to be addressed as “His Holiness” and will keep the name Benedict XVI rather than return to being called Joseph Ratzinger.
He will still be robed in white, a simple cassock with no adornments.

It certainly works better than The Artist Formerly Known as Pope. Read more on the Vatican’s decision here.

The new “Pope Emeritus”

What do you call a pope who’s no longer a pope? Following Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden announcement that he would be resigning from the papacy, the Vatican was faced with a decision: What title should be assigned to the outgoing pope?

Pope Benedict XVIwill bear the title “pope emeritus” or “Roman pontiff emeritus.”

The outgoing pope will also continue to be addressed as “His Holiness” and will keep the name Benedict XVI rather than return to being called Joseph Ratzinger.

He will still be robed in white, a simple cassock with no adornments.

It certainly works better than The Artist Formerly Known as Pope. Read more on the Vatican’s decision here.

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    catholicism is neat.
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    i prefer the artist formerly known as pope tbf
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  10. suzilight said: I think the Vatican leaders are more concerned with the trappings of faith than spirituality, like a corporation where the product is religion. Who cares what he wears! Why does he need to negotiate immunity?
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    To me, the fascinating thing was the global yawn over this whole thing. I guess Catholics are by now so accustomed to...
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Pope. Can’t even wat
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    For those of you who were wondering…
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