I want a Pope Lando II! I wonder if George Lucas had heard of Pope Lando when he named Lando Calrissian when he named the character in The Empire Strikes Back?
By Melissa Guerrero
Hyou ever wondered why some popes choose the names they do? Some (like the first popes) simply kept their names. Others (especially the most modern day popes) choose them based on the legacies of their predecessors. While there are some papal names that have been repeated quite a bit (John, Benedict, Leo, and Pius come to mind), there have also been 45 papal names that have been used only once. Considering that there have been 266 popes to date, that’s impressive.