by Patrice Verry
Retyped for the Belgian Variantothèque by Jef Bryant in February 1992. Based on the rules written by Patrice Verry.
1) All the classic rules of Diplomacy (version 1971) apply except for the modifications below.
2) At the beginning of the game an eight player, the Pope, secretly chooses a country. If this country wins the Pope wins in his place.
3) On each turn the Pope can “excommunicate” a unit which can then only hold in place for that turn.
4) The Pope can “inspire” a unit which then is forced to obey the order given to it by the Pope in place of its original order.
Translated by Jef Bryant, February 1992