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Will Cardinal George Pell or Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Be The ‘Next Pope’ To Succeed Pope Francis?

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My Job As The Lightning Rod For ‘The Next Pope’ Is Done. I Did Pretty Damn Well Too! Got Everything BUT Name RIGHT.

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Yes, Bergoglio WAS on my published ‘top 10’ list in ‘The Next Pope 2011’, page 4. That is indisputable.

So, lets go through what I did get right:

1/ I did list Jorge Mario Bergoglio as one of my ‘top 10’, though he was my last. But, better than those that did not have him at all in their lists. Proof: pages 4 & 29 of ‘The Book‘.

2/ I said on December 6, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope Is Also Likely To Be Over 75”. Proof: this post & page 7 of ‘The Book‘.

3/ On April 20, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope: Non-European, Non-Curial With ‘Clean Hands”. Proof: this post & page 11 of ‘The Book‘.

4/ I adamantly maintained that the next pope will not be from Africa, Asia or the U.S.A. Proof: this ‘pigs will fly’ post at a minimum & page 12 of ‘The Book‘.

5/ I was beyond categorical that the next pope will not be ‘Peter anything‘. Proof: this post as a start & page 221 of ‘The Book‘.

6/ I did foresee that the new pope might assume a brand new name. Proof: page 226 of ‘The Book‘.

Find me anybody else who got as much right … in published, verifiable form.


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Page 226.

‘Peter The Roman’ What They Never Told You Previously.

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Prior related post:
>> ‘Peter The Roman’: Post Your Excuses Here (For Easy Reference Next Month)
>>Feb. 22, 2013.


Yes, you will learn about stuff nobody else told you about.

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Did YOU know this?

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‘The Election Of The 2013 Pope’, Kindle eBook, $2.67 (for Pope #267), Now On Amazon Worldwide — by Anura Guruge

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Yes, the 2nd Kindle book in 4 days, but this is the last. In this ebook I included 15 FAQs: the ones most asked of me. Also provide a list of all the ‘officers’ for the 2013 conclave plus their duties. Yes, some of the content is borrowed from ‘The Next Pope 2011‘. As with ‘The Last 9 Conclaves: 1903 to 2005’ the express intent of this ebook is to provide electronic content for those that was reference matter on their Smart Phones or Pads — given that the ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ is not available electronically, and will not be available electronically. I priced it to coincide with the correct sequence number of the new pope: #267; hence U.S. $2.67.


One of the 15 new FAQs. Click.
One of the 15 new FAQs. Click.

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‘The Last 9 Conclaves: 1903 to 2005’, Kindle eBook, $1.99, Now On Amazon Worldwide.

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While, of course, it was opportunistic, my real motives was to make SOME of the contents of ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ available as an eBook and do so at a cheap price. I will never publish ‘The Next Pope 2011’ as an ebook. It is a large format book. So what I am trying to do is to provide some of its content, complete and self-contained, as Kindle ebooks. This, for those familiar with the book, is ‘Appendix C’ in its entirety, with a stripped down ‘Appendix A’. I wrote ‘Appendix C’ in 2009 and spent a whole year writing it — which by my standards is a long time. People have enjoyed that Appendix. So, here it is as a cheap eBook. My wife, who helped format it, is giving me grief for not pricing it higher.


The standard, consistent format used to describe all 9 conclaves.
The standard, consistent format used to describe all 9 conclaves.

So What Will Ex-Pope Ratzinger Do? I Think That Will Have To Be His Name. He Can’t Be Benedict XVI Once He Is Emeritus.

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Kind of funny, in a sad way, to papal historians like me. Another well known pope to resign: not once BUT twice. Benedict ‘3-term’ IX (#146, #148 & #151). This will blacken the name ‘Benedict’ for a long time.

So what do you call an ex-pope, other than ‘loser’? He can’t carry on being Benedict XVI. That was his papal name. He has to Ratzinger. But, what Ratzinger. Pope Emeritus Ratzinger?

Where will he live. Rome? Italy? Germany? Elba? Or will he move to the U.S.?

Yes, I am a cynic. Benedict IX resigned for the first time BECAUSE he, around 25 at the time, wanted to get married. Will Benedict finally marry Ingrid Stampa?

What will the ex-Pope do during the conclave? Will he attend the inauguration?

Why did he spurn God’s will? When 6 year olds get killed everybody says ‘God’s Will’, they are going home to God. So what about the pope. Didn’t God just want to ask him to come home? This to me violates God’s will.

Popes Resignation Was WRONG! Weak Pope Will Be Followed By Strong Pope. Lord Bertone vs. Cardinal Ouellet

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The pope should NOT have resigned. Yes, of course, he had the right and he had talked about it. John Paul II did NOT resign. He braved it out till the end and let God make the call. My Queen will do the same. She has said she will not abdicate. She was given the job — for life.

That Benedict XVI resigned finally confirmed my refrain of the last 18 months. He was a weak pope. GROBR. The timing of his resignation is clear. He wanted to make sure his buddy Kasper can be an elector. He turns 80 on March 5 but will be eligible because he was under 80 when the pope resigned.

My top 5:

#1 (tied): Lord Bertone

#1 (tied): Marc Ouellet

#3: Lord Tettamanzi

#4: Angelo Scola

#5: Lord Schonborn

Fat pope, followed by thin pope. Old pope followed by young pope.

Weak pope followed by Lord Bertone. QED.

Ouellet ONLY if papal resignation now become accepted as the norm.

German pope soured it for other non-Italians. So that will weigh against both Ouellet and Schonborn.

Next pope WILL NOT be American. Next pope will be white.



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‘Peter the Roman’ May Already Be In Rome!

See today’s ‘Peter the Romanpost, Is ‘Peter The Roman’ Prophecy Already In Play?, at our companion blog: popes and papacy by Anura Guruge.

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Peter the Roman‘ aficionados should read this post:
Dolan As ‘Peter The Roman’ Gains Traction, Possibly Even A Papal Endorsement!

‘The Next Pope 2011′ Published and Available

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The Next Pope 2011 by Anura Guruge
When I published ‘The Next Pope‘ in February 2010, I made a point of noting that I would endeavor to update the book, on a regular basis, using today’s cost-effective ‘print-on-demand’ (PoD) technology. I had always felt that PoD gave me an edge over those that had published ‘next pope’ books using conventional channels — where ‘x’ copies of a book are printed in one print run and stored in a warehouse awaiting orders.

The 2011 version has a completely new Chapter 1 with a new slate of papabili and an explanation of my current thinking; e.g., the next pope is likely to be ‘older than ‘younger’ etc.

I also added a whole new 29-page (15,632 word) appendix titled Sede vacante minutiae’. Those that have read it, which included Father John (whose full name appears in the book), Darien Clark, ‘Fitz’ et. al. said that they enjoyed this addition given that it contains a day-by-day account of what happened during the 2005 transition starting the day before John Paul II’s death.

I published this version (with expanded, unrestricted distribution) via CreateSpace — Amazon’s PoD arm. This is my third book with them. Going through CreateSpace enabled me to significantly reduce the price of the book — as much as 46%! Amazing. So, this book, though bigger, is $13.65 cheaper.

The list price for the new book, through all channels, will be US $16.00.

For readers of this blog I am providing an additional US $2.00 discount so that you can purchase it for $14.00 from CreateSpace (albeit before shipping). To get it for US $14,00 go to CreateSpace and use this Discount Code NJY2B4SE.

It will be available on Amazon (US) within the week. There are also some new pictures.