“We are suggesting that the new Pope be voted in using Facebook,” explained Jason Summers from the Catholic Youth Leaders Strategic Alliance.
“A recent survey suggests that 72% of all Catholics have a Facebook account, so why not let them have a say? Whoever has the most ‘Likes’ should be the next Pope.”
Bob Young from Give ‘Em Pell, an Australian lobby group formed to promote Cardinal Pell as a candidate for Papal infallibility, also supports the idea.
“The Pope has already embraced Twitter with open arms. Let’s take it beyond the simple hashtag and into the realms of faith. I think God would have to agree with me.”
The Papal Conclave is the current system used for selecting a new Supreme Pontiff and includes a complicated system of secret ballots, lunch and chimney smoke.