March 3rd, 2013
12:05 AM ET

Clues to be found in next pope's moniker

The secret election to pick a new pope has yet to begin. But whoever is picked may already be mulling over his choice of name - and what it means.

In the long history of popes, stretching back two millennia to St. Peter, some names have picked up negative associations, while others have come to signify conservatism or a desire for change.

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  1. banasy©

    It would be nice to be given a clue as to what the clues actually are.

    March 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Monicker. You mean like The Pope for Hope ?

    March 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    His Holiness Mabuse I.

    March 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |