Papacy Quotes

The Pope? How many divisions has he got? Joseph Stalin

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! George Bernard Shaw

I admire the Pope. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can tour without an album. Rita Rudner

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist. Martin Luther.

It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope. Pope John XXIII

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof. Thomas Hobbes

Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one. Pope John XXIII

Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap. Pope John XXIII (on becoming Pope)

The pope – and we know this well – is without doubt the most serious obstacle on the ecumenical road. Pope Paul VI

I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. Muriel Spark