Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - ¡Habemus papam! Or, rather, perhaps, given that Roman Catholics are a minority among the world’s seven billion people: ¡Habeunt papam! [¡You/They Have a Pope!] Or, rather, perhaps, given that Benedict XVI is now Pope Emeritus, ¡Habemos papam et emeritum! There’s apparently no plural for Pope in Latin.
Whatever the plural is, Pope Francis seems to appeal to Latin American “Presidentas”. La Presidenta Argentina, a/k/a Cristina Kirchner, traveled over . . .