Since he is not called Peter or Paul can we now put the end of the world comments behind us. Nostradamus did not get it right.
I spoke to God. He says my children will live a long and healthy life and the world, will not end.
“Nostradamus did not get it right.”
Second worst apocalyptic prediction ever. First the Maya and now Nostradamus. Its been a rough year for the end of the world.
It wasn’t Nostradamus. It was St. Malachy.
I hope the new Pope is politically and theologically conservative.
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!