posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 09:44 AM
Your source is a little dated. There is a new 'Black Pope'.
Here is a partial report from Reuters:
Spaniard Adolfo Nicolas was elected the Jesuits' "black pope", as the
head of the largest and perhaps most influential, controversial and
prestigious Catholic order is known, in a secret conclave on Saturday.
Nicolas, 71, has run Jesuit operations in east Asia and Oceania since
2004 and spent most of his career in the Far East after being ordained
in Tokyo in 1967.
The order said in a statement that Nicolas had been elected to succeed
Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who received permission from Pope Benedict
to retire as head of the order formally known as the Society of Jesus at
the age of 79.
Jesuit superior generals are known as "black popes" because, like the
pontiff, they wield worldwide influence and usually keep their position