As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack the vote? The rules for papal elections are steeped in tradition. John Paul II last codified them in 1996, and Benedict XVI left the rules largely untouched. The "Universi Dominici Gregis on the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff" is surprisingly detailed.Read more »
Let's see what happens to Dawkins now that he attacks the Pope, other people tried before and they lost money and statusRead more »
The long expected visit to Scotland by Pope Benedict XVI has finally kicked off with a mass in Glasgow.Read more »
The Pope has yet again been causing controversy, but, for once, he’s on the right side of the issue (even a blind squirrel finds an occasional nut).Read more »
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/world/europe/08pope.html The Pope says business and banking need to have "greater social responsibility". He also says there should be a big political body to oversee the global economy. He uses a myriad of collectivist terms but barely mentions any individual issues. He seems more interested in the bogus common good than the personal aspects of religion.Read more »
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