posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 10:50 AM
Furthermore, it is well known who could be elected pope: EVERY male who could become bishop, could be elected pope as well. There were examples in
history deacons to be elected popes. One may ask what were called St Linus and St Cletus the first two "popes" after Peter. They weren't "cardinals".
Perhaps they didn't call themselves bishops as well, I am not sure of that. Perhaps they were bishops in today's meaning of this word. Paul wasn't a
bishop. Paul enthroned Linus as the first successor of Peter. One may say, Paul was the first and only cardinal at that time.
The status quo proved it cannot change the system. If pope Francis fails in his reform and resigns, the status quo will fail with him irreparably,
within the so set conditions.
If the Holy Roman Church (or SRE in Latin) has a future, the future has to be prepared today by bold actions of pastors who want to see next
generations rising after them. Today's church must reach out and choose from the rest of thousands bishops and hundred thousand priests as the next
successor of Peter.
The circumstances tomorrow could be nuclear winter for example. How do they imagine surviving of the current hierarchy in the extreme if they fail in
common conditions and among abundant financial assets?
Let also remember the esteemed cardinals, that Peter had successors not only in Rome, but also in Antioch (direct line) and Alexandria (thru Mark).
How about self-fulfilment of Malachi and/or fake Fatima-3 for unclear goals to close the SRE (long) before the second coming of Jesus. Will the
cardinals prove they actually play the script and go right into that way. We still don't have a Petrus Romanus, or do we.
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