Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected to be the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis.
He is the first Latin American pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest.
Are we surprised? No. I would think not. Click here for an article on the newly elected pope.
You should look into who the Jesuits are really if you don’t already know. If you’ve ever heard the term “black pope,” you’ll know that the Jesuits operate outside of the Papacy. For the “Pope” to be a former Jesuit is interesting in the least. I’m not as proficient in this area and I can’t teach anything on Jesuits. I chalk them up to being ‘evil’ because they are secret and they’ve done some gnarly things in History but so has the Catholic Church. I have written one post on Jesuits and it was a sort of expose mixed with sarcasm and cynicism that they are “good” and we (Christians) are “evil.” Jesuits are considered “good” because they do so many humanitarian deeds, thus, they give the appearance of “light” and do “good works;” however, they also take oaths to kill those opposed to the Catholic Order and they are in my opinion dark, scary, and evil. See here for old N4TM post on Jesuits. I don’t believe they are good and ‘we’ are evil, that was the sarcasm. Here’s an interesting article written by TIME no-less on the Jesuit Black-pope take a gander here. Otherwise, remember, I don’t particularly care who the pope is because it’s a false system in my opinion.
The “TIME’s” article I posted was dated 2008, which makes this section highly interesting…
“Most Jesuits steer clear of offending the Vatican hierarchy, focusing on frontline missionary work amongst the poor and oppressed. Noted in particular for their vast network of schools and universities, the Jesuits are widely considered the day-to-day educational and intellectual motor for Roman Catholicism. Pecklers, who teaches liturgy at the Gregorian University in Rome, has lately been working on an education project in the hinterlands of Mongolia. “Whereas a Benedictine is centered around his monastery, the Jesuit’s life is the road. The way we’ve achieved our credibility is getting our hands dirty, getting involved in issues of countries.” Still, the order is facing many of the same challenges that face the entire Church, including declining numbers of clergy, especially in Western Europe and North America, and the tricky balancing act between faith and politics.
Since the Second Vatican Council, many Jesuits have favored progressive reform in the Church, seeking to adapt Catholic traditions to modern life. Kolvenbach’s request to Benedict to step down as he approached the age of 80, Vatican sources say, could have implications for the “white” papacy as well if a Pope were to consider retiring because of old age or ill health.
For now, though, there’s just one “papal” transition to worry about. The delegates will do their voting inside the Jesuits’ vast, marble-lined headquarters on Borgo Santo Spirito. Doors closed, no outsiders allowed in. When one man has received the necessary majority, rather than white smoke, we’ll know there is a new “black pope” by the sound of applause through the wooden doors of the Jesuit sala. As for revealing the new Superior General’s identity to the world: before the delegates are allowed to leave the voting hall, a lone messenger will take the short walk over to St. Peter’s Square to be sure that, by tradition, the first person to know the name of the new Jesuit leader is the one and only real Pope.”
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1700157,00.html#ixzz2NSiUrJX8
WEIRD. So the “White Pope” is “black” (ergo a Jesuit). What would that translate to, the shadow government coming to the forefront and running the show in plain sight? WEIRD!