Monday, February 11, 2013

If nominated,

I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

But in case the Sacred College in Conclave does give me a call, I thought that Julius IV would be my pontifical monicker.

Julius II, above, as played by Rex Harrison in The Agony and Ecstasy, was the famous pope of Michelangelo, famed for his patronage of the arts and his love of war.

Julius III, well...even though he supported Palestrina and Vasari, there's that business of the young man he picked up off the street and made his "cardinal-nephew", which, as the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1912 says, gave rise to some very disagreeable rumours .

Maybe Julius II.1?



Leah said...

You never know, miracles happen.

DrAndroSF said...

And you'll be Chief Rabbi of Israel!

Advocatus Diaboli said...

No way! I picked julius as my most likely "pope" name too! but recently I thought I might change it to Caelus,

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