Becoming the Pope actually isn’t that restrictive. All you technically have to be is a Catholic and a man. However, in practice it’s actually quite a long road to travel full of lots of bureaucracy. This video discusses the process and some of the interesting details around choosing a new Pope.
- Can you describe the whole long process needed to climb the Catholic ladder and become Pope?
- What do you think would happen if becoming Pope was like becoming the President, i.e. anyone can run if they want?
- What would it look like if there was a Humanist Pope? What would be the process and what ‘powers of office,’ if any, would they have?
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