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Francis as 'Peter the Roman'?
Considering that there is room in the Prophecy for there being other Popes between the next-to-last Pope (which corresponds to Pope Benedict) and 'Peter the Roman', it is not appropriate for Pope Francis to actually be listed in the table as 'Peter the Roman'. I am going to take that out. Shocking Blue (talk) 12:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
- I think that's probably the right way to handle it. Was there a reason you left his Coat of arms in? DeCausa (talk) 14:29, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Pope Francis is the Roman Rock. Ergo Peter the Roman. When you understand the differences between Jesuits and Franciscans you will see. Remember most people are blind to the wisdom of the Father and the Mother. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:37, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
May I make a suggestion? Since there is no surety of Pope Francis truly being "Peter the Roman", maybe he falls under the "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit." motto? According to the interpretation of multiple Popes between "Glory of the olive" and "Peter the Roman", he would be the first Pope to fall under this motto (in my view, there would be only one such Pope, and it would be Francis himself). And that the true "Peter the Roman" would still remain to be seen. Anyway, without Francis this table seems very incomplete. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:59, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
- Nice try but that would be too speculative to put in the article. It's worth bearing in mind that the original list was a forgery, so let's not overthink this. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 14:23, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Francis is a Jesuit, taking his name from a co-founder of the order (Francis Xaviour). The Jesuits first met at Saint-Pierre de Montmartre - Peter, of the mountain of the martyr. FurryAminal (talk) 05:25, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
- "Silver and gold have I none. What I have I give you. In the name of Jesus, stand up and walk."
- Quoted by Francis of Assisi to the then Pope, who was bragging about Papal riches. Carlo (talk) 18:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
- I prophesize an influx of speculative edits now that this guy is running things. InedibleHulk (talk) 23:49, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
Petrus Romanus means Rock Roman: It refers to thoroughly excavated (tunnelled) volcanic bedrock under Rome city. Swiss cheese bedrock under Rome will cause total collapse of Rome and Vatican when next major earthquake or volcanic eruptions of Alban Hills inevitably will hit (both happened last time c. 600 BCE). This scientific volcanic fact should somehow become added to text just to replace non-scientific theological doomsday mumbo jumbo about Petrus Romanus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:09, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
- The "somehow" is along with a reliable source positing the idea. The whole idea. Not one source for a prior earthquake and another for the name meaning. InedibleHulk (talk) 13:33, October 14, 2014 (UTC)
Berg - mountain - rock. Is it staring us in the face? And the final "two" sections are each a fragment of a sentence when taken alone. But together they work very well, if we assume a tiny typo that would imply them being seperate. Time will tell. LeapUK (talk) 17:16, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Coat of Arms of Pope Francis
Pope Francis was elected the 112th Pope on 13/3/13 & therefore Wikipedia is logically obliged to post his Coat of Arms for reference purposes. If Wikipedia wishes to indulge in religious superstition, then kindly remove the Coat of Arms of all prior 111 Popes, which Wikipedia has speculatively correlated to the same prophecies. If Wikipedia wishes to keep the existing Coat of Arms of all prior Popes, then kindly create a special subsection for all of the 'Intervening Popes' & their respective Coat of Arms in between Glory of the Olives & Petrus Romanus (ie- Pope 111a/Pope 111b/Pope 111c, etc.). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:29, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
- The coats of arms of previous popes are relevant, because the prophecies are often written (for pre-1590 popes) or at least interpreted as a reference to them. I've explained above why Francis isn't matched to the Petrus Romanus prophecy in the same way as previous popes, so there is no place to include his arms, nor is there a reason to.--Trystan (talk) 13:44, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
The Number Of Prophecies in Fr. Wion's Original List is 113.
Wion's original list of pope prophecies consists of 111 one line paragraphs, one two line paragraph, and one eight line paragraph. Just 29 years after the publication of the Lignum Vitae, Thomas Messingham altered Fr. Wion's work by combining the two line paragraph with the eight line. Every subsequent author on this subject has followed Messingham's lead. He compounded his error by translating "sedebit" as "there will sit." Wiktionary gives:
1. third person singular future a
active of sedeo.
sedeo: 1. I sit, I am seated. 2. I preside.
en.glosbe.com: "he (she,it) will sit, he (she, it) will be seated." "Sedebit" occurs in the Vulgate many times and is never translated as "there will sit," but almost always as "he will sit." (Math. 25.31; 1 kings 1.13-17; Isaiah 16.6; Zechariah 6.13; Malachi 3.3)
In a court of law, a copy or transcription of a document may not be admitted as evidence in place of the original. Whatever reason Messingham and his imitators had for altering Fr. Wion's original need not concern us. What is important is to correctly number and correctly translate Wion's paragraphs. Furthermore, the idea of "intervening popes" has no basis. From the time of the Lignum Vitae's publication in 1595 up until Pope John Paul II, there is no case of an intervening Pope. (John Paul II is clearly indicated by "De labore solis," latin for a solar eclipse.) After 37 paragraphs of no intervening popes, why should this idea suddenly take on any legitimacy? It is an invalid suggestion made by the same authors who took upon themselves the liberty of altering Fr. Wion's original list.
Pope Francis is not "Peter the Roman" for the simple reason that his prophecy is number 112 which reads:
"In psecutione.extre- ma S.R.E.sedebit."
He will sit (preside) in the final persecution. of the Holy Roman Church.
- Wikipedia is limited to reporting what has been published in reliable sources. Our own interpretation and analysis of the original text is irrelevant, as original research is not a part of what Wikipedia does.
- We do describe the original formatting of the text, as well as the view that the lines should be interpreted separately. This is a very minor view in the sources and the article accordingly spends little time on it. On the other hand, the "intervening popes" interpretation is found in both skeptical and credulous sources spanning many years, so it is appropriate to represent in the article.
- If you feel the published analyses of this subject are largely incorrect, well, Wikipedia is not the place to right great wrongs.--Trystan (talk) 22:51, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Neither Bergoglio nor Ratzinger are the correct names in your list. They are only curates. If you would prefer the correct information, some amount of moderation here will have to make a positive effort to provide the accurate data. Until then, Wikipedia is in error concerning those two slots. If any other editor is interested in fixing this, please respond here.