Yes! Many Italians emigrated to both North and South America. One commentator suggested that, with the election of an Argentinian from Italian extraction, many Italian families tonight are asking themselves "Don't we have an uncle (aunt, cousin) in Argentina?" Italians tend to be a proud people, regardless of where their relatives have settled.
Does it matter? It is not uncommon for Italian emigrants to say they come from a large city when, in fact, they come from a neighboring area which most foreigners would not recognize.
Jesuits have their own Pope, do ‘t they ? The Black Pope?
Only in that St. Malachy said the last pope would be The Rock of Roman....
I believe the “Rome perchance?” is referring to the prophecy of the last pope being called Peter of Rome.