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Pope Benedict XVI was age 78 when he picked up his new job. Now he is 81. Why are people so hung up on?

McCain's age? He is younger than Pope Benedict?

Asked By: runner1 - 6/4/2008
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Part of the reason the man was picked as Pope was they didn't expect him to live too long. When elected he was chosen to be a "transition" Pope as I remember/understand. Basically he is to hold the place, in part because they were having trouble picking one that all the Cardinals would agree on. So they put an older... More
Answered By: sgoldperson - 6/4/2008
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Good point. Especially since the Pope is pretty powerful, and he has done fine.
Answered By: yahoo avatars are dumb - 6/4/2008
 
The Pope is not the leader of the free world. The Pope will be Pope for the rest of his life. The comparison is not relevent.
Answered By: Terri M - 6/4/2008
 
Same thing happened with the Lib Dems in UK... More
Answered By: jass - 6/4/2008
 
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