Skip to comments.Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis
Posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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He’s from the Americas. Not the United States.
The prospects of a Jesuit Pope ending the catholic church as we know it is too much to handle. Maybe he IS the last pope of the church as it stands today :P
Negro is a race, Hispanic is an ethnicity.
My middle name is Frances, after my maternal grandfather, so I’m loving this Pope already, lol!
RE: The prospects of a Jesuit Pope ending the catholic church as we know it is too much to handle
For those who don’t know, he is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope.
If he calls a Third Vatican Council, you’ll know the answer.
The discipline has come from individual Jesuits losing their teaching licenses, Jesuit institutions losing their status as approved institutions, specific Jesuits being laicized, and a number of other measures.
However, the Jesuits are free to elect whomever they like as their SG, and if the Pope does not like their choice the only authority he has to interfere is to suppress the order.
That is a very brutal step for both the loyal and disloyal.
“Lets not be naive, were not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
I like him already.
Francis Xavier was one of the original seven who followed Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus.
They change their names to honor a predecessor, or to point the direction that they hope their governance will take. Catholics are big on taking new names at important junctures of their spiritual lives — Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, etc.
Since he is Francis I, I suppose that he means to emphasize humility in his leadership. He already is knnown as a man of the people.
My question is why he is designated Francis I? Just plain Francis should be sufficient until there is a Francis II.
First, it wasn't Nostradamus, it was the 12th‑century Archbishop of Armagh, Malacy who's prophecy you refer to.
In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.
Certainly these are trying times for the Church. I've heard numerous pundits refer to the new pope as someone solid, confident, and etc. I take it he is solid/strong/unmoving in his beliefs/actions, i.e., like a rock ( Pretrus ), the word Jesus used to describe Simon.
As for his Roman attribute, his surname, Bergoglio, speaks to that.
"The Roman Rock"
We're not out of the woods yet!
First American Pope -- South American!
I, too, was thrilled when I learned he is a Jesuit.
Most Popes are usually older men. Just recently with John Paul II was a rare exception to be elected in his late 50's.
I think they look for an experienced cardinal that already has an idea what needs to be done and will have maybe 10 years to do it.
A Jesuit Pope indicates to me that maybe the cardinals think the Jesuits need to be reigned in.
A cardinal from South America indicates to me that a large part of the Catholic population is in South America and also that maybe all of the dictatorships/socialist countries/narcotics hellholes in South America need some attention.
The Cardinals may have had in mind a 5-10 year project window for Francis getting the church back on track and then, a new Pope.
Perhaps someone who at least is in their mid to late 50's or 60's seems reasonable.
That's why we're constantly making more..
A guy a I work with was part of a “church” that said the world would end two years ago - I told him he must be a big hit at parties and what did his children think about their lives coming to an end - two years later still no end.
I hope you have a long life. Might want to pray again - after the floods I am sure you will find where God noted he would not destroy the world again.
But is there is a knowledgeable religious folks that are here to correct me.