Anura Guruge

Pope Francis. The Facts.

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Mar 132013
 

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1. Contrary to CNN, by no means the first non-European pope. If I recall right, St. Peter (#1) was not born in Europe. But there were others too. Anicetus (#11) – Syria. Victor I (#14) – North Africa. Theodore I (#73) – Palestine. So this fallacy that he is the first non-European has to end.

2. First Jesuit. That is huge. Punctures the myth that Jesuits will always refuse to become pope because they prefer to serve a pope than be pope.

3. First Francis. Great name. Since we have had ‘John Paul’ in 1978 — this is not a big deal. But, it is the first, NEW non-twofold name since Lando (#122, 914).

4. Wonder when he decided on the name.

5. Absolutely ecstatic that he is noted for his modesty and humility. That will make such a huge difference. That he appeared without a Mozzetta was big. A non-vain pope. What a relief.

6. He is 76. Same age as was John XXIII (#262). That can’t be bad. But, an over 75 pope. I was RIGHT!

 

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So, he wasn’t in my top 5.

But he did make the list, albeit as the last one.

Interestingly he was NOT on my 2009-2010 list (i.e., 1st edition of book).

He made the 2011 because he was over 75. So another over 75 pope.

But this one will be a GOOD one. Modest, humble and NOT vain. Thank God. I am happy.

At least he made my list!

At least he made my list!

 

My write up from the 2011 book.

My write up from the 2011 book.






Mar 122013
 

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++++ For all Bl. Lombardi goofs and missteps just do a search on ‘Lombardi’ >>>>>


For Lombardi Hallucinates Post
From Earlier Today.


Click to access 'VIS' original for more belly laughs. As they would say on Fox News: Whiskey, Tango, Father.

Click to access ‘VIS’ original for more belly laughs. As they would say on Fox News: Whiskey, Tango, Father.

This blooper was sent to me by ‘Dr. Paul’ from Australia.


There has never been a conclave in Spain!

My 12 year old daughter know that.

Bl. Lombardi is a liability. He is behind much of the trouble and turmoil at the Vatican. I am sure that he was ‘pressurizing’ the pope! And I am using an euphemism. He had something on the pope.

This has to END. Finis.

This is not funny anymore.

IF he doesn’t know this stuff, which he plainly doesn’t, get somebody that knows.

Mar 122013
 

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Last related post:
>> Cardinal Papabile Odilo Pedro Scherer … Mar. 11, 2013.


The 21 variants of 'Peter' per 'thinkbabynames.com'. Click to access, Useful site. I use it all the time.

The 21 variants of ‘Peter’ per ‘thinkbabynames.com’. Click to access, Useful site. I use it all the time.


I had forgotten this angle. When I first picked Scherer in 2009 I had a bunch of e-mails from folks crowing that Pedro = Peter.

I just had another one. Is there no end to this?

Amazing. So if Scherer is elected the Malarkey is fulfilled. The last pope? Of that I have no problem. Finis.




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