To journalists writing about Pope Benedict “the papacy”. PRONOUNCE IT PROPERLY!
Papacy is pronounced “pey-puh-see” not “pap-uh-see”. If you can’t get that, try IPA, which any self-respecting person which speaks often in public ought to know about: ˈpeɪpəsi
And if that is too hard, go HERE and click the little button that will actually let you hear it. Okay? PLEASE?
And while I am at it, friends, the spelling is “magisterium” not “magesterium”. ‘kay?
Moreover, “pastoral” is “PAS-ter-uhl” not “pas-TOR-uhl”. Got it? And there is no extra syllable in it, as in “pas-TOR-ee-uhl”. Right?
And another thing!
The word for a man thought to be a likely candidate for the papacy (see above) is “papabile” (from Italian) and that is pronounced “pah-PAH-bee-lay”. Okay? Think Italian. The plural is “papabili” as in “pah-PAH-bee-lee”.