Cardinals Pick Bergoglio, Who Will Be Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY — With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and to the cheers of thousands of rain-soaked faithful, a gathering of Catholic cardinals picked a new pope from among their midst on Wednesday — choosing the cardinal from Argentina, the first South American to lead the church.
The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (pronounced Ber-GOAL-io), will be called Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years and the first member of the Jesuit order to lead the church.
In choosing Francis, 76, who had been the archbishop of Buenos Aires, the cardinals sent a powerful message that the future of the church lies in the global south, home to the bulk of the world’s Catholics. “I would like to thank you for your embrace,” the new pope, dressed in white, said from the white balcony on St. Peter’s Basilica as thousands cheered joyously below. “My brother cardinals have chosen one who is from far away, but here I am.”
Yes, as one of my commenters posted that is an interesting handshake.
If anyone knows Argentine history, and about the dictatorship they had there, with thousands murdered, already there has been some controversy regarding this new Pope:
Pope Francis I: Bergoglio Has Ties To A Dark Period For The Catholic Church
Francis I along with the whole Argentine Catholic Church have faced criticism for their silence or complicity during the post-1976 military dictatorship — a failure for which the Church apologized in 2012.
Known as the Dirty War, this period saw a brutal battle between the ruling military elite and leftist guerrilla fighters, in which up to 30,000 Argentinians were “disappeared” and others were raped or killed.
Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitsky chronicled how the Church and Bergoglio were involved in this dark era. As described by Hugh O’Shaughnessy of The Guardian in 2011:
[Verbitsky] recounts how the Argentine navy with the connivance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now the Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, hid from a visiting delegation of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission the dictatorship’s political prisoners. Bergoglio was hiding them in nothing less than his holiday home in an island called El Silencio in the River Plate. The most shaming thing for the church is that in such circumstances Bergoglio’s name was allowed to go forward in the ballot to chose the successor of John Paul II. What scandal would not have ensued if the first pope ever to be elected from the continent of America had been revealed as an accessory to murder and false imprisonment.
Bergoglio contended to writer Sergio Rubin that he hid these people to keep them from the violent military junta, not the Human Rights Commission — even as his Jesuit order and Church leaders publicly endorsed the dictatorship.Well we know the Roman Catholic church always supports tyranny around the world.
One interesting fact about Argentina is as recently as 2001, they had a complete economic collapse with bank runs, riots and more. One blog which is focused on prepper survivalism, is actually written by an Argentine who went through this. and warns people it's coming to America.
The theory that they would choose a non European pans out. However this is the first Jesuit ever, I am not sure what this means but given that Jesuits usually swear allegiance to the Pope,this is a new development.The choosing of the name Francis, could be meant to put a benevolent face on Rome since so many respect St. Francis of Assisi and this new Pope mentioned St. Francis of Assisi, but then there was a Saint Francis Xavier who was a Jesuit as well.
The new pope is pleasant faced with a ready smile, far less austere then Bendict, he may even remind some older folks of Pope John Paul 1 who lasted only a month in the papacy but don't let that fool you. One odd thing is he has been reported to have a lung removed due to infection as a teenager. The news is already emphasizing how "humble" he is, in taking the bus, making his own meals and living in an apartment instead of the mansions provided. One other emphasized matter is his concern for the poor, considering Rome's globalist plans to "redistribute the wealth" this may be to advance their focus on the inequality between rich and poor around the globe. Ever heard of the black Pope, the Superior General of the Jesuits who is said to hold the real power in the shadows? Is this a transferring of this "power" to the so called "white" Pope?
In other news Tom Horn bends over backwards to shoehorn the Petrus Romanus prophecy. Given that the majority of elected Popes in history prior to Polish Pope John Paul II and German Pope Benedict, were Italians, getting excited over Bergoglio for having Italian ancestry is a bit silly. Perhaps it is a general term, for the "last Pope" but then they use these prophecies from the start for confusion.
He absolutely NAILED the prophecy! Jorge Mario Bergoglio is Italian (Roman) and a Jesuit. This is a VERY important aspect of our prediction in our book because we said the name "Petrus Romanus" from the prophecy "implies this pope will reaffirm the authority of the Roman Pontiff over the Church and will emphasize the supremacy of the Roman Catholic Faith and the Roman Catholic Church above all other religions and denominations, and its authority over all Christians and all peoples of the world" (Petrus Romanus pgs 437-438)The date is of interest, 3-13-13, the day that he was elected and the time they announced him as the new Pope and had him come out to greet people was 8:13 pm in Rome.