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Electing the New Pope

The Cardinal Rule ...

NEVER Vote for Yourself!!!

2/28/2013 3:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rule #1 when voting for the new Pope ... you shouldn't vote for yourself ... at least according to one Cardinal.

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl was leaving D.C. this week on a flight to Rome -- where the new Pope will soon be elected to replace ex-Pope Benedict XVI.

We asked Wuerl if he planned to vote for himself, and he looked at us funny and explained why he wouldn't do it.

Here's a dilemma -- what if he gets a sign from God that he's the one?  Just asking.

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PureRadiance    

TMZ should really only interview the B list celebs they always do. Leave religion alone.

546 days ago
17.

Ben    

Let's just say, I worked at a funeral home that served his family and when he arrived, they all rushed to the door and told him get out and not to come back. Pretty bad if you own family doesn't want you around. He also used to make the pool he would swim in in Pittsburgh be completely emptied of other people ahead of time regardless of the time of day so he could swim alone, it was referred to as the "Wuerl Pool"

546 days ago
18.

PictureUp    

rumor has it that what really happens is they grease up a naked altar boy and chase him around a muddy pen! whichever cardinal catches and holds onto him will be the new pope!

545 days ago
19.

Mrugowsky    

The cardinals gather to choose a new pope but actually spend most of the time playing chess.

545 days ago
20.

Drew    

The obvious choice for the new pope is Chris Hanson from Dateline. He'd shape that church up quick.

545 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

They should vote to execute any child molestors on the spot in that chamber first before electing any new pope.

545 days ago
22.

teedofftaxpayer    

What ever you do, don't say a sign from God. If you do then we'll have Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum saying they should be Pope because they got a "sign from God".

545 days ago
23.

mr.howell     

Since nothing is really sacred anymore,whoever gets the job might just as well open a 'gay disco' under the Vatican!..

545 days ago
24.

HoTMZ    

I hope they don't elect an American pope- it will be the END of religion.

545 days ago
25.

Decker    

Just like all religions it's based on a book full of chinese whispers. If TMZ had been around 200 years ago the headline would have been - "Schizophrenic cult leader catches gonnorrea from his prostitute baby momma, now has a death wish".

545 days ago
26.

Decker    

2000

545 days ago
27.

Decker    

Just like all religions it's based on a book full of chinese whispers. If TMZ had been around 2000 years ago the headline would have been - "Schizophrenic cult leader catches gonnorrea from his prostitute baby momma, now has a death wish".

545 days ago
28.

chefadam    

There are rules about homosexuality and pedophilia as well but those don't seem to matter.

544 days ago
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