Talk:Year of Three Popes

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The very title is misleading. Worth bothering over? --Wetman 00:32, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Summer of three Popes?[edit]

John Paul I died on September 28th & John Paul II was elected on October 16th. Both theses dates are in the Fall, therefore 1978 being known as the "summer of three Popes" is misleading. GoodDay 20:23, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Or these dates could be in the Spring if you live in the southern hemisphere. On the whole, 'Year of Three Popes' is more descriptive. -- B.D.Mills  (T, C) 04:12, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Year With Four Popes: A Bad Sign?[edit]

I remember my mother saying in 1978 that a year with 4 popes was a sign of bad things to come. Is this a well known superstition or just my mom's own weirdness?

Ttenchantr (talk) 02:32, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Word over-use[edit]

The text of this article, as it currently stands, uses the word "pope" or "popes" no less than 51 times (out of 318 words, counting numbers as words; almost 1/6 of the words in the article are "pope"), largely because the list of years begins each name with "Pope". I would suggest removing some of the occurrences of "Pope" from the text, especially the list, as it's obvious by that point that we're talking about popes. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 10:43, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

"Held office?"[edit]

I notice that in many places this article refers to popes "holding office". Isn't it completely correct to state that, as monarchs, popes reign? I just want to avoid needless offense. -- Pakaran 18:35, 27 December 2011 (UTC)