Archive | March 1, 2020

The Next Pope: Cardinal Marc Ouellet Was Very Papabile In 2013, He Is Even More So In 2020.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE, read & admire. From page 4 of my 2011 ‘The Next Pope’ book. I picked TEN papabili. Got Francis RIGHT — albeit as last pick! #1 was Ouellet and he was much younger then.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Again from my 2011 ‘Next Pope’ book.


Guruge 2020 Papabili Series — #II


The more I think about it, the more I get convinced that Canadian Marc Ouellet is a (if not ‘the’) prime papabile.

He was young in 2013. At 75 his age is PERFECT.

He has not put a foot wrong with the Church and curia. He is golden.

Pope Francis demonstrated that he thinks highly of him by making him one of the four ‘irregular’ cardinal bishops.

Ouellet, per the leaks from the 2013 conclave, got a decent number of votes at that conclave.

The one big negative against him was said to have been his RESERVED, academic temperament. Well, in 2020, after the theatrics of Francis, that would be a virtue.

He is popular in Rome and among his peers.

He can get votes from around the globe. Put together quite the coalition.

I think he will be the one to beat.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 1, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

what happiness is all about Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


The also rans:







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The Last Pope To Die Of The Flu Was …

by Anura Guruge



Benedict XV was pope from
September 3, 1914 to January 22, 1922.

He was born November 21, 1854.
He was, thus, 67 when he died in 1922.


He didn’t catch the ‘flu‘ from an epidemic as such.

He caught a ‘cold’ after standing in the rain, in early January, waiting for his driver.

This cold progressed into a high fever and cough. It is believed to have turned into pneumonia.

He was ill for over two-weeks, the pneumonia not getting any better.

That is what he died of.


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