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April 12, 2015

Papal Pandemonium: the final results!

Papal Pandemonium 2015
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Pope Francis Hilarius

Thanks to everyone who voted throughout Papal Pandemonium! It was fun to research some of the fascinating (and, often, absurd) history of the papacy, and I’m glad I was able to share that with you.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Your winner is… HILARIUS.

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Would “Pope Hilary” have been selected as the best name? Who knows. Amusing that I am posting this just an hour after Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the presidency.

Special thanks, once again, to my Papal Pedant, Eugene Finerman.

Want to review something about a particular name? Click through the table below, which shows the round-by-round results.

Adeodatus Adrian Agapetus Agatho Alexander Anacletus
Anastasius Anicetus Anterus Benedict Boniface Caius
Callistus Celestine Clement Conon Constantine Cornelius
Damasus Deusdedit Dionysius Donus Eleutherius Eugene
Eusebius Eutychian Evaristus Fabian Felix Formosus
Francis Gelasius Gregory Hilarius Honorius Hormisdas
Hyginus Innocent John John Paul Julius Lando
Leo Liberius Linus Lucius Marcellinus Marcellus
Marcus Marinus Martin Miltiades Nicholas Paschal
Paul Pelagius Pius Pontain Romanus Sabinian
Sergius Severinus Silverius Simplicius Siricius Sisinnius
Sixtus Soter Stephen Sylvester Symmachus Telesphorus
Theodore Urban Valentine Victor Vigilius Vitalian
Zachary Zephyrinus Zosimus

Maybe over the next 2,000 years we’ll see some more fun names.

Papal Pandemonium 2015
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 Results

For more info on Popes, visit New Advent's Catholic Encyclopedia

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