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Pope pourri

St Paul or Jesus? Pope Paul or Paul Paul lV, V or Vl? 


How much does it matter? Of course, as upholders of baronial accuracy, we should issue a suitable correction. These are, however, English versions of the Hebrew, Aramaic (?) of the first two mentioned and of the Italian names that the Pontiffs adopted. I think White Smoke is emerging and being blown in our eyes.


As Israel Beer Josaphat, might have heard from his Rabbi father: Benedictus Benedicat. ■