Skip to comments.Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope, takes Francis as name
Posted on 03/13/2013 1:46:00 PM PDT by CronosEdited on 03/13/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to the crowd of tens of thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter's Square, marveling that the cardinals had had to look to "the end of the earth" to find a bishop of Rome.
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Francis doesn’t sound rigt. Maybe I’ll call him Francisco...I’m pretty sure that’s how he’ll be known in Argentina.
This man narrowly beat Obayma for the papacy.
Francisus in Latin.
He’ll be known as Francis in English and perhaps someday, we’ll witness a Francis II.
The 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires has spent nearly his entire career at home in Argentina, overseeing churches and shoe-leather priests.(Emphasis added.)
Right now I'm hoping but feeling very uncomfortable about this man. Of all the orders, the Jesuits are the one most penetrated by the homosexuals; so penetrated, indeed, that many Jesuit seminaries became AIDS hotbeds. His supervising "shoe-leather priests" is also disturbing because they're the group most likely to become infected with Marxism and to spread it.
shoe-leather priests — probably named after St. Francis Xavier, the great evangelizer (and a Jesuit!)
Watch the Jesuits be shapped up now. They are already on the way.
A Franciscan pope shut down the Jesuits in the 18th century (they were later revived).
One of the early Jesuit leaders was St. Francis Borgia (a descendant of one of the illegimate children of the Borgia pope, Alexander VI and an ancestor of Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England as the wife of King Charles II--he was a widower with children when he became a Jesuit). Another famous Jesuit was St. Francis Xavier.
But we never refer to the Pope by his Latin name...we didn’t call JP II Ioannes Paulus but in Poland he was Jan Pavel. Francisco isn’t an uncommon name in America. I think it has a more papal ring to it so I’ll stick with Francisco.
Do they pick their new name or does someone else?
Papal Trivia: The first priest to change his name was Cardinal Mercury in the 10th century, who didn't think that a Pope should have a pagan name.
Sorry, 6th century. Mecurius become Pope John II.
Should it surprise us that Benedict was from Germany and Francis is from Argentina? Think about the connection between the two.
My first thought was St. Francis of Asisi.
But he might have been thinking of St. Francis Xavier, the founder of the Jesuit order that he belongs to.
In recent times, there have been an awful lot of liberal, dissident, even heretical Jesuits. But not all of them are bad, and it sounds like this guy is one of the exceptions. There still are a few really good Jesuits, and I trust he is one of them.
Thank you Spunky. I learned from the best, and comments like yours are what keeps me going!
It was Saint Francis of Assisi and he chose that name because St Francis was humble and loved the poor as he does and is his favorite saint