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“The Two Pope”, 2019 Movie, Pure Fiction — Rather Than Faction &, Moreover, Riddled With Technical Errors.

by Anura Guruge



Beautifully crafted, well acted movie though the MAIN storyline is pure, unadulterated fiction.

The primary crux of the story, the 2012 meeting between the then pope, Benedict XVI, & the future pope, viz. Francis, in Castel Gandolfo did NOT happen. Period.

Yes, in December 2011 ‘Francis’ (then Bergoglio) would have, per Canon Law, had to have tendered his RETIREMENT, by letter, to Benedict XVI. That was because he had turned 75. The retirement would have been from being the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. This is rote. All Bishops, irrespective of standing, must tender a letter of retirement upon turning 75. It is up to the pope to accept & there are instances when the pope might take 5-years to do so. The retirement would NOT have been a BIG deal. Bergoglio would NOT have disappeared from the Church. He could have still carried on his work in Argentina, albeit as a CARDINAL — a retired Archbishop. I think we have about 40 cardinals in this category as I write.

Plus, though it was rumored he was runner up in the 2005 conclave, Bergoglio, in 2012, was by no means the favorite to be the next Pope — especially not so in Benedict XVI’s eyes. All that was rubbish.

What disturbed me much was the rank technical errors to do with the conclaves. Those should not have occurred. Easy enough to have got right. They could have JUST checked one of my books. SMILE. (Yes, the “The Next Pope 2011” book was still good & accurate.)

Let me just list a few of the most egregious.

  1. They do NOT, let me REPEAT, do NOT, use ‘bingo balls’ to keep track of who has voted. That is so, so stupid. The cardinals vote per their precedence — which is also how they are seated. They get up, in a row, one-after-the-other, & go place their ballot. You don’t need bingo balls to keep track. All can see the cardinals voting in sequence. Where they got that was STUPID.
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  2. The new pope does NOT appear on the balcony as the Habemus Papam is being announced. In 2013 there was a 30-minute gap between the Habemus Papam & Francis appearing on the balcony. In 2005 the gap was shorter BUT there is an interval, so that banners can be draped, before the new pope appears.
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  3. The new pope CERTAINLY does not, causally, pick up his new white zucchetto from a shirt box in the Sistine sacristy as he is leaving it. There is a ceremony in which the white zucchetto is presented to the new pope by the Secretary of the Conclave! That was stupid.
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  4. In 2013 Francis did NOT say “May God forgive you for what you have done in my regard” at the Conclave. He said it much later, in jest, over dinner. It was John Paul I, in 1978, who said it at the conclave. Jeez.
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IF you really want the TRUE in-&-outs of how a pope is elected check out this book.


This is the book. Available on Apple, Amazon, etc. etc.


Snippets from the book.

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Archbishop Viganò’s Praise For Trump Does Not Have The Backing Of Church, Pope Or Even Most Bishops!

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (79) has been in RETIREMENT since January 2016. He is NOT a cardinal & he is no longer a part of the Vatican bureaucracy.

Actually he is an OUTCAST as far as the Pope & the mainline Church is concerned. A pariah. A gadfly.

He has no standing or say in what the Vatican says, thinks or does. I know that I have more standing at the Vatican than does he — & I am a confirmed, born-again HEATHEN!

So, an endorsement from Viganò is pretty meaningless. It could even be a negative. An impediment.

Trump, obviously, has no clue about the Catholic Church, its workings & its sacrosanct politics. If he did he would have ignored anything that Viganò said.

LoL.


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So What Happens To Credibility Of The Bishops Consecrated By Now (Thankfully) DEFROCKED Theodore McCarrick?

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Bishops, let alone Archbishops & ex-Cardinals, don’t get defrocked often. So, this issue that crossed my (ever fertile) mind doesn’t come up that often. What happens to the credibility of bishops who were LEGITIMIZED by Theodore McCarrick during his very long tenure as a bishop, archbishop and then cardinal.

‘Legitimized’ in this context referring to episcopal consecration — i.e., a bishop, per his standing as a bishop, elevating another to be a bishop.

This is the so called ‘Apostolic Succession‘. Each Catholic bishop is supposed to have a direct line to one or more of the original Apostles via this mechanism where a new bishop can only be established by an existing bishop … the theory being that the very first bishops were established by the original Apostles.

But, a bishop who gets defrocked could NEVER have been a worthy successor to the Apostles. He would have always been flawed. Otherwise he would not have got defrocked.

So, this would mean that McCarrick was a fraud when he was a bishop. Thus his consecrations have to be flawed if not bordering on fraud.

Think about it. I bet the bishops he consecrated are none too happy. You can bet on that.


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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: Original 11-Page Document Stating Why Pope Francis Needs To Resign.

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Click to image to download the 11-page document as a PDF — for online viewing or saving on a computer.


Pope Francis, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, said, in reference to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s explosive allegations and calls for his resignation told reporters: “testimony speaks for itself”.

Well, IF you are interested in reading the entire testimony, in its original form, I have it for you. Just click to download it.


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An Archbishop Asking The Pope To Resign Is Unprecedented — Though The Archbishop ‘Is Rogue’.

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Google for more.
The above from ‘NPR‘ and ‘The New York Times‘.


Alas Archbishop (Retired) Carlo Maria Viganò has ‘A HISTORY’
which puts his credibility on the line.


This is pretty dramatic and unprecedented!

Asking a pope to resign is not a common practice — especially since Pope’s did not typically resign or retire, for whatever reason, until Benedict XVI did so in February 2013, out of the blue. So, asking for a pope to resign didn’t carry any weight prior to that because it was something pope’s didn’t do.

When popes were asked to resign, i.e., abdicate, which was fairly common long time ago it was usually done by an Emperor, a synod, a Council or another pope!

So, for an archbishop to gpo public with this is HUGE. The pope could excommunicate him. I don’t think the pope can do much more — legally.

The problem, here, alas, is that Carlo Maria Viganò now has a history of accusing popes and others of corruption. He figured MAJORLY in Vatileaks. He is a known troublemaker and has already been ‘punished’ (i.e., demoted etc.)

But, this is good.

More people should ask for the pope to resign.

Now if it came from a cardinal we really could have some fireworks.

P.S., I do believe that Benedict XVI retired because he knew that the Clerical Child Abuse Crimes were going to come around to BITE HIM.


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Sri Lankan Archbishop Emeritus, Oswald Gomis’ 2017 Christmas Greetings.

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arch_oswaldAs with posting the Catholic Press Photo, “Christmas Card,” posting Archbishop Oswald Gomis‘ Christmas card is an annual, honored and cherished privilege. 

He has been a good and valued friend for many years.

He and my adoptive father were roughly contemporaneous and firm friends though on many issues related to religion they were on opposite sides. But, that was the beauty and magic of WHAT WAS Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s. Folks were still friends, relatives and neighbors irrespective of religion.

Father Gomis is a wonderful human being. And to I, that is all that matters. He is now 85-years old.

Enjoy. 

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.


Over the last few years he has been using the ‘+’ in front of his name.

That is not a plus sign. It is meant to be a CROSS. It is meant to connote a title assumed by clergy in the medieval times — that of a SINNER. So, the ‘+’ indicates that the Archbishop is signing himself, out of HUMILITY, as a ‘sinner’.


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Sri Lankan Archbishop Emeritus Oswald Gomis’ 2016 Christmas Greetings.

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arch_oswaldAs with posting the Catholic Press Photo, “Christmas Card,” posting Archbishop Oswald Gomis‘ Christmas card is an honored and cherished privilege.

He has been a good and valued friend for many years.

He and my adoptive father were roughly contemporaneous and firm friends though on many issues related to religion they were on opposite sides. But, that was the beauty and magic of WHAT WAS Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s. Folks were still friends, relatives and neighbors irrespective of religion.

Father Gomis is a wonderful human being. And to I, that is all that matters.

Enjoy. 

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.

 


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Do Not Read Too Much Into Pope Francis’ So Called ‘Firing’ Of U.S. Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

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Click to read original at ‘Latin Times’.


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From my “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015” book. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to have a look at the book.

Click here to check out, my still relevant,
“Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious”.


To be honest I would NOT read too much into this so called ‘firing’. The pope, as I keep on pointing out, is not ‘gay friendly’ despite his famous ‘who am I to judge‘ remark.

Nuncios, like Ambassadors, do get replaced on a regular basis ESPECIALLY those appointed to important countries by PRIOR heads — in the case of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò by arch-conservative Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Francis, quite rightly, wants somebody of his choice in D.C. Perfectly normal. So I wouldn’t get too excited.


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Google With Its Doodle For Nepal Propagates The Misconception Of Buddhist Prayer.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Google’s explanation that accompanied its May 29, 2015 Google Doodle for Nepal. Click image with candles, top right, to access that Google Doodle.


Note that it says ‘prayers to Buddha‘.

Yes, a lot of people, not too brightly pray to Buddha. Sadly that has to be a very pointless task. The Buddha, by his own words, and by the fundamental tenets of Buddhism, NO LONGER EXISTS.

The Buddha reached Nirvana. It basically means that his soul ceased to exist. His soul was blown out like a candle.

The Buddha attaining Niravana is the Buddhist equivalent to the resurrection. It is the crux of the belief.

So, as I always ask, how can YOU pray to somebody who does NOT exist. Yes, that raises other questions about other religions BUT, those who pray do so BECAUSE they are 1,000%+ convinced that there is somebody UP THERE. The Buddha is NOT up there. Take my word on that. I know. I know my Buddhism.

I explained this all before in this July 3, 2014 post. Here is a snippet from that post.

In theory Buddhist should NOT pray!They have nobody to pray to. I kind of explained it here. Yes, Buddhist pray. The family that adopted me were BIG into prayer. But they prayed to the Hindu gods and sometimes even to the Christian God. So that is the flip of what Rowan is doing. Devout Buddhist praying to Christ because the Buddha is unavailable to answer prayer.”


Also please check out this post, from November 19, 2012,
which YET AGAIN is on this very topic.

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Ahead Of Pope Francis’ US Visit, Vincenzo Paglia, Vatican Archbishop In Charge Of Event Investigated For Fraud & Embezzlement!

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Pope Francis co-writes song.
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Francis says the darnest things 

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Click to access coverage from Philadelphia itself, from “philly.com”.


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Click to access U.K. “Telegraph” coverage.


The overriding impetus for Pope Francis’ September 22 — 27, 2015 visit to the U.S. is to participate in the 8th, triennial, “World Meetings of Families” being held in Philadelphia.

Archbishop ad personam, Bishop emeritus of Terni–Narni–Amelia (Italy), Vincenzo Paglia (70), as of June 2012 has been the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It is this Pontifical Council that is responsible, at the Vatican end, of organizing the World Meetings of Families — which by definition (as stated in its name) is a Global initiative. So for Paglia to be accused of and be officially investigated by Italian prosecutors for fraud and embezzlement is NOT good. Not sure whether he did it for his then diocese, the Church, personal gain or a combination of all.

It should not impact the event or the Pope’s visit. Just more embarrassment for the pope and Vatican. He definitely would have been in the pope’s retinue for the visit — possibly coming well ahead of the pope to make sure that all the details have been taken care of.

Interesting.


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