reply to post by ignorant_ape
On the surface, yes. However, its a really deep rabbit hole that leads one
on many different tunnels. They do all connect, its a tale of high treason,
mafia, illuminati and Nazi all mixed up.
Since Benedict is resigning ( an oddity in itself) many say that Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone
is the likely canditate. ( Not making a prediction here just passing on some facts)
Tarcisio was born in Romano Canavese, Piedmont.
Along with being the current secretary of state for the Vatican, he is European.
When Benedict XVI chose Bertone as Secretary of State, this was according to some,
stacking the deck.
Here is how; The Vatican's college of cardinals, which elects the new pope,
is dominated by cardinals from Europe, currently at 51%.
Europeans likely will vote for a European.
Pope Benedict XVI in November 2012, amidst criticism appointed six priests from
Non European countries, however in February 2012 he had already created 22 new
cardinals, including 16 Europeans, seven of whom were Italian...this still leaves
Europeans dominant, currently number over half of all cardinal-electors, 67 out of 125.
Nearly a quarter of all voters in the conclave will be Italian.
One other item of interest, and intrigue. Bertone has been with Benedict, involved
with the leaks,
some of which claim that they together are continuing to
cover up the truth about The Third Secret of Fatima, in which supposedly
children saw a vision which included The Apocalypse and a great Apostasy.
Agian, not saying this makes it a sealed deal, if there is a cover up, and its
a really big deal, this could also be a reason Bertone might be elected, to carry
It is also said that Bertone is a Freemason, and has been photgraphed
making the classic Masonic handshake, and he was the center of controversy
over placing the The Nativity Scene in Nazareth, rather than Bethleham.
After Benedict corrected this amidst a fury, a broken column was left in
the Nativity, which some say is an Illuminati move.
In any case, I doubt we will see the end of The Vatican corruption any time soon.