What, no Cardinals from Antarctica?

The Department of Dumb-Sounding Adjectivial Clauses has issued a citation for CNN.com for the following line:

I just felt a need to share.

And yes, I know that once upon a time not all inhabited continents had cardinals, much less ones who could vote in papal elections.

I believe Antarctica is reserved for the likes of De Rosa and Yallop. Any oil reserves would of course be of no interest to those devoted to spiritual matters.

You mean noone’s ministering to those poor pagan penguin babies? :eek: :smiley:

There’s a reason for that. “Does the pope shit in the icy crevasse?” just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

No cardinals, but it looks like they’ve got plnty of nuns to meet their spiritual needs.

If life were fair, that’s where Cardinal Law should have had his next “parish”.

There’s no reason there can’t be a Bishop of Antarctica, and that he can’t be raised to a cardinal. The Papacy kept appointing bishops to Greenland long after contact was lost and the colony died out. I think the last one was in the 1500s, about a century after any of them actually went to Greenland. A stunt like this would raise eyebrows today, but there’s nothing that says it can’t happen.