Further reflection:. Legati says "il Papa" because he's just reiterating Vannozzi, who said "il Papa". For Vannozzi, there's the question, why is he only offended by the Papa giving the blessing, and isn't further offended by the presence of a second figure wearing papal vestments and crown? He surely would have noticed it, since he knows each of Faith, Hope, and Charity individually in ganellini (minchiate). Possible answers: (a) he's already made the point, it's just more of the same, and anyway he doesn't have a different word for that card, since all four are called "papa", which also means "father"; (b) he thinks it's Pope Joan, who is perfectly all right as a playing card. Of these, (a) is the more likely. If he knew the word "Popess", he probably would have used it, as even if it is Pope Joan, it's still offensive. With the information at hand, I really can't make any inference that for either of them, there is just one card called "Papa".