Originally Posted by Sean
What i like about the whole electing the pope deal, is that the new pope gets to choose his name. You could come up with some good stuff if you weren't some stuck up cardinal guy beforehand.
usually they pick a former popes name, and it usually kind of shows how they will "be" while they are pope... not always though
As for the german thing.. John paul was the first german pope in like 400 years haha