The olive means that the new Pope might have olive skin or come from a group where many have olive skin.
To: Dave Burns; NYer
Olive Pope also has been referred to as a Marian component, not sure how, so the thinking is that the next Pope could really emphasize Mary and the devotions to her.
To: Dave Burns
I think the next pope will be Italian.
posted on 04/17/2005 5:20:05 PM PDT
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