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Filipino Cardinal Tagle, Curial Or Not, Will NOT Be The Next Pope UNLESS Francis Stays As Pope For ANOTHER 14-Years!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


Way, way too YOUNG. John Allen is smoking something that isn’t good for him, Click image to access the ‘Crux’ original.


There were some, foolishly, who touted Tagle as a papabile in 2013! He was 56-years old. These folks have to be smoking strong dope.

Even at 62 Tagle is way, way too young. Despite his Filipino ancestry he, these days, will have a life expectancy well into his 80s. The cardinals are NOT going to elect a kid who could easily be pope for 20-years without even breaking a sweat.

Forget Benedict XVI’s atypical resignation. There is no guarantee that popes will retire after a ‘suitable time’ in office.

John Paul II was elected young, i.e., 58, and he went onto rule for 26.5-years — the last six of that not that satisfactorily in that he was quite ill.

Since then the trend has been towards older, i.e., 75, popes. This makes sense.

Furthermore, post Francis the next pope will NOT be another exotic. Francis was enough for 20 to 30 years. The next pope will be European or at worst a Canadian who has lived in Rome for the last couple of decades.

So, PLEASE, don’t get ga-ga that Tagle is papabile. He is NOT.

Trust me on this. I did get it right in 2013 didn’t I? John Allen didn’t. I did. SMILE.


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Roman (Vatican) Curia, With Names, At-A-Glance, by Br. César J. Tobón — October 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.

First in Italian, second in Spanish
(but should NOT be too hard to follow).

October 2019


October 2018 for COMPARISON
(in Italian).


Copyright of this beautiful document belongs to Br. César J. Tobón.

This is an update to the March 2019 chart. Lots of valuable information.

We also have the  October 2018 chart, the October 2017 chart, and the October 2016 version. Check those to see how the posts have changed.

Also please check the wonderful Consistory images by Br. César J. Tobón.


Click on icon to download the October 2019 images as a small (clean) PDFs.


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The 13 Cardinal Designates, Announced By Pope Francis, For The October 5, 2019 Consistory — By Br. César J. Tobón, L.C.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE — this the English version. Spanish version below. The three over-80, non-electors from the start, cardinals at the bottom.


Click to ENLARGE — Spanish version.


Another incomparably well-designed new-cardinal graphic by Br. César J. Tobón of Colombia who has provided us with a similar, and much appreciated, graphics ahead of other cardinal creating consistories and whenever there has been major changes to the Roman curia. His beautiful work is always a joy to behold and an honor to present.


Here is a link to the official Vatican announcement. That will help with the names and titles:


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Impressive & Topical, 20′ Statue Of 140 Migrants Installed In St. Peter’s Square — By Canadian Sculpture.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the Canadian ‘Global News’ article BELOW.


Click to access the ‘Global News’ article. Above picture was taken from this article. Google for more.


Impressive. I am told the first statue to be installed in St. Peter’s Square in 400-years!

Extremely topical subject both in the U.S. and Europe. So, the timing is impeccable. The statue is by Canadian Timothy Schmalz and is called ‘Angels Unaware‘. He is best known for his ‘Homeless Jesus‘.

‘Homeless Jesus’. Click to ENLARGE.


I like both statues, BUT I will confess that when I saw the pictures of ‘Angels Unaware’ I was immediately — and I mean like at once — reminded of one of my favorite sculptures, Rodin’sThe Burghers of Calais‘. Again a story of those forsaken. Yes, Rodin’s only has 6 people. It was just the overall look and theme.

One of favorites by Rodin, ‘The Burghers of Calais’ by at the Victoria Tower Gardens, London, England. Again there are copies including one at the New York Met.


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Pope Francis Expresses Concern About The Strides Being Made In Artificial Intelligence!

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Click to access the ‘NBC News’ original.


I had to smile. You have to smile.

You do not have to go all the way back to the Galileo trial. Gregory XVI (1831 — 1846) banned railways from the Papal States calling them calling them chemins d’enfer (road to hell), a play on the French for railroad, chemin de fer (iron road).

Yes, popes have a storied history of being very perturbed by all things new and modern.

So, this should not come as a surprise.

But, it still made me smile.


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US Postal Service ‘Certified Mail’ Is Beyond A Joke — 12-Days To Deliver A Letter N.H. To Pennsylvania!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.


Click to ENLARGE and be AMAZED.


12-days to deliver a Certified letter between New Hampshire and Pennsylvania — a total distance of about 370-miles.

The problem here was that I sent it Certified.

IF I had sent it ‘normal’ it would have got there in 3-days.

The guy at the Post Office promised 3-day. He never said 12-days.

I used to use Certified quite a bit. Haven’t in a longtime. Something has changed, and not for the better.

Good job this was not a super-urgent letter. But, I am NOT amused.

So, you have been warned.


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Did Pope Francis Just Give YOU The License To Sin At Will — Just Confess Afterwards!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access original at the U.K. “Catholic Herald”.


I am NOT a Catholic, plus I have absolved myself from ‘sin‘ for the last 16-years. So, this does NOT apply to I.

I was, as ever, thinking of YOU.

You might want to check this out. From what I can garner the pope says ‘go ahead and sin; it is going to be “A-OK” as long as you confess and ask forgiveness‘. WOW. What a deal. How can you go wrong?

If I was still sinning I would consider becoming Catholic just for this. Sin and be absolved. How can you go wrong?

What a religion? What a pope? What a God?


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