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What Will Pope Benedict XVI’s New Title Be?

linguist45 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 6:47 AM
It is naive to claim that God has given instructions about the running of the Church in the Bible. Just as Jesus does not mention hierarchy in the Gospels, but lets the apostles develop their own in Acts, so we believe the Holy Ghost guides the Church now without a "script."
Happy Jake Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 7:19 AM
You are correct, except for one very minor thing. Jesus DID mention a small portion of the hierarchy when He said "You are Rock and on this Rock I will build my Church ... I will give you the Keys to the Kingdom..." (Mt 16:18,19) thus establishing Peter as the head of the Church, which, over time, would be named "Papa" (father) in Latin, which gives us the English "Pope." (In the original Aramaic in which Jesus would have spoken, the word Rock is rendered as Kepha or Kephas (alternately romanized as Cephas), which name we can see in many of Paul's letters. "Peter" comes from the Greek translation that Matthew used to write his account.)

Considering the last time the bishop of Rome resigned his office was before Columbus discovered the New World, many are wondering what exactly the faithful will call him when he steps down later this week. According to the Associated Press, there’s been much speculation, but it seems Benedict himself has chosen “emeritus pope” as his official title:

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a...