reply to post by The Vagabond
Here this link will give you more than you want to know. How the process is done and how it
runs after a Pope gets elected
Here is one way of having a black pope. If in the time of conclave which can only be stopped by the Carmerlengo, and that is after the overseer
Cardinal agrees, if it is a long election and many things are going on. Like the Knights Templar actually use this time and have an already placed
Carmerlengo into the Vatican City, assisting “their” own plans. Again, the smoke would be black for many days and the Conclave would know or not,
of outside trouble.
Even if this is to far fetched! Let's say some trouble brewed and the Carmerlengo decided he had the capacity to handle everything that was going on
but, this act alone started a war with other churches. Most of these churches which all would still be running as the flock continue to need to go to
mass and here their confessions etc...
The point is that we could have black smoke for a while as Conclave wouldn’t be broken till election and unless the conclave is informed of outside
distress could stay locked up till then end is upon the Church itself. That is another scenario.
Then of course we could get the black Bishop from Ethiopia (I think he is from) as Pope and, well, there you have a black pope.
Now in older days being without a king could be seen as times of darkness or blackness but, I say that the situation could be read the same for the
Papal electorate processes. Wouldn't you? Thus we have another Black Pope as the Carmerlengo is the acting bishop with all the adornments of a
living elected pope (accept a few he should not do on his own), till the end of conclave. And let us not forget that he is a Pope not elected or
gloried by the process (which is also considered a dark or black Pope. Oh’ and how I wish the address to a website would just pop out at me right
now. I have been searching for an hour. It would be long enough for the church to be brought down, or lifted up to be the Bride of Christ.
Now this all could end up being a situation that can be viewed by the general population as terrible or frightening, seeing it would be about the
loudest message of proof in biblical foresight, causing panic in the streets or it can be the cause of celebration for Christians who sees that the
Bride/Church is ready, the tribulation has begun and the day of judgement is at hand.
After all this the Christian community gets to go to the wedding of its Lord and Master.
I am not trying to be disrespectful or funny. This is just the current temperature of the world today when it comes to believers and non- believers.
If I do find it I will post it as soon as possible.
P.S. With the past references of St. Malachy's Papal predictions it would not be a hard stretch for one to see the time without a Pope as a dark time
In many readings this is referred as a dark time in history. I can't find a quick webpage though.
The other thing that can occur is the Prophecy of the 3 days of darkness marking the beginning of the time of Tribulations. In this link you can read
all about the time of the 3 days of darkness. Please read the area about "The Immediate
Now suppose the 3 days of darkness come during Peter the Carmerlengo's time in power. It is a stretch but, as most of the St. Malachy's definitions
things have been a little for stretching.
More later as I find them.
Hope this answers your question. I'm not even sure I searched for so long.
edit on 18-2-2013 by BewilderedandAmused because: (no reason given)